Six Billion Dollar Man Gets New Scribe

Oscar-nominated scribe Damian Szifron (“Wild Tales”) will write the screenplay for Peter Berg’s upcoming “Six Billion Dollar Man” film at TWC-Dimension.

Based on the classic TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man” and its original novel “Cyborg” by Martin Caidin, the story follows a military officer named 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 strengths, making him the world’s first truly bionic man. Mark Wahlberg is slated to star as Austin in the project which he will also produce with Stephen Levinson and Bob Weinstein.

In a statement, Szifron says: “I couldn’t be more honored and grateful. Such a major challenge represents a great opportunity. The themes surrounding this beloved property allow for the creation of a memorable sci-fi actioner as well as a bold spy thriller. Expectations are high and I’ll do my best to deliver the strongest basis for an amazing cinematic experience.”