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Wild Tales director to pen Mark Wahlberg's The Six Billion Dollar Man

The Six Billion Dollar Man Peter Berg Mark Wahlberg Damián Szifrón

It's been announced that Argentine director Damián Szifrón will write the script for Peter Berg's THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN, starring Mark Wahlberg as "the world’s first truly bionic man." Szifrón wrote and directed WILD TALES, which was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

Damián Szifrón on landing the screenwriting gig for THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN:

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.

THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN is, of course, an updated feature film version of the 1970s television series The Six Million Dollar Man, which was based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg. Wahlberg will play Steve Austin, a military officer "who becomes part of a top-secret government program after a horrific accident leaves him near death."

Although I've probably only watched a handful of episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man, I'm pretty interested in seeing what Peter Berg will do with his big screen take on the show, especially with Damián Szifrón attached to write the script.

Mark Wahlberg can be seen next in TED 2 on June 26, 2015.

Source: The Wrap

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