Oscar-nominated and acclaimed filmmaker Damian Szifron (“Wild Tales”) has now been confirmed to direct “The Six Billion Dollar Man” for TWC-Dimension.
The confirmation comes as the studio has announced a December 22nd 2017 release date for this film adaptation of the classic TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man”. Shooting will commence in September next year.
The story follows military officer, Steve Austin, who becomes part of a top secret government program after a horrific accident leaves him near death. With the help of cutting edge technology, Steve is brought back to life with extraordinary abilities – the world’s first truly bionic man.
Mark Wahlberg will star in the film which originally was slated to be a potential Peter Berg directorial effort. Szifron is taking the helm from a script he also wrote. Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Bob Weinstein will produce.