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‘Wild Tales’ Director Damián Szifron To Helm Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ for 2017

'Wild Tales' Director Damián Szifron To Helm Mark Wahlberg's 'Six Billion Dollar Man' for 2017

Mark Wahlberg, the rapper-turned-actor best known for his whip-smart humor and charming “everyman” bravado, is teaming with Bob Weinstein and TWC-Dimension Films—the Weinstein Co. label that backs commercial mainstream movies for wide release— to produce “The Six Billion Dollar Man.” The film, which will be written and directed by Damián Szifron (“Wild Tales,” “The Bottom of the Sea”) starts principal photography in September 2016, with Wahlberg’s long-trusted producing partner, Stephen Levinson, on board to help finance the picture.

While not an exact sequel or reboot of the classic ’70s genre series, Wahlberg’s new ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ will again focus on Col. Steve Austin, who is given a second chance at life after a horrific accident. With the help of a top secret government program (and some cutting edge technology) Steve is reborn as a new man — the world’s first ever, ‘bionic’ human being.

“The Six Billion Dollar Man” is expected to hit theaters on December 2017. 

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