Dimension Hires ‘Wild Tales’ Filmmaker Damián Szifron to Write ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ for Mark Wahlberg
Dimension Hires 'Wild Tales' Filmmaker Damián Szifron to Write 'Six Billion Dollar Man' for Mark Wahlberg
He will write the screenplay for “Six Billion Dollar Man” for the “Lone Survivor” team of producer-star Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg and Dimension Films.
Based on the classic television series, “The Six Million Dollar Man” and the novel Cyborg by Martin Caidin, the story follows military officer Steve Austin, who becomes part of a top secret government program after he is reconstructed into a bionic man after an accident almost kills him.
Wahlberg, Steven Levinson and Bob Weinstein will produce the film for release by TWC-Dimension.
“The themes surrounding this beloved property allow for the creation of a memorable sci-fi actioner as well as a bold spy thriller,” said Szifron, who was a fan of the series as a kid and pitched his vision of a modern retelling of the story.