Deadline reported on Monday that The Six Billion Dollar Man would head to theaters in December 2017. Mark Wahlberg is set to star on the film as the “cybernetic hero” in the film. The Weinstein Company is behind the film, and it will be written and directed by Damián Szifron.
Szifron talked about writing the script, according to Variety.
“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. Growing up, these kind of films left an indelible mark on me and now it feels so good to be making one.”
Wahlberg also expressed his excitement about taking on the role of Steve Austin for the film.
“I’m thrilled to assemble ‘The Six Billion Dollar Man’ for the big screen with the likes of Bob Weinstein and Damián Szifron. We look forward to creating a Steve Austin for the 21st century.”
Production on the film will not start until next September. Are you excited for a remake of The Six Million Dollar Man? Will you head to your local theater in 2017 to see this film? Tell us what you think.