TWC-Dimension announced today, Six Billion Dollar Man starring Mark Wahlberg is scheduled to land in theaters Dec. 22, 2017.
Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) was to direct, but he has been replaced by Los Simuladores creator Damian Szifron, who also wrote the script. Six Billion Dollar Man will begin filming in September 2016.
“Writing the screenplay was such a fantastic ride and embarking on this journey with Mark, Bob and Stephen to take this story to a whole new level is simply spectacular," added Szifron. "Growing up, these kind of films left an indelible mark on me and now it feels so good to be making one.”
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, he is brought back to life with extraordinary abilities, making him the world’s first truly bionic man.
The film is an adaptation of the 1970s television series The Six Million Dollar Man, aka The Bionic Man, which starred Lee Majors ("The Fall Guy") as Steve Austin.
“I’m thrilled to assemble The Six Billion Dollar Man for the big screen with the likes of Bob Weinstein and Damian Szifron,” said Wahlberg. "We look forward to creating a Steve Austin for the 21st century.”