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6 Billion Dollar Man (D: Knight) S: Wahlberg

Old 03-03-18, 09:27 PM
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This is now set for release May 31, 2019.

http://deadline.com/2018/03/warner-b...ms-1202308701/
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Old 03-04-18, 12:12 AM
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So is this going to be a lame comedy like Starsky and Hutch or Land of the Lost?
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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Loses Director Damian Szifron
By Dave McNary @Variety_DMcNary

Argentinian native Damian Szifron has departed the director’s chair on Mark Wahlberg’s sci-fi actioner “The Six Billion Dollar Man” due to “creative differences.”

Warner Bros. confirmed the departure on Tuesday. The studio bought the rights to the project late last year from the Weinstein Company, which had been developing the movie with Szifron, best known for directing the Argentinian drama “Wild Tales.”

Warner Bros. announced in March that it had set an early summer release date of May 31, 2019. The studio is seeking a replacement for Szifron.

“The Six Billion Dollar Man” is based on the science-fiction TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man,” about a former astronaut, Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by Lee Majors. Austin’s character had superhuman strength due to bionic implants and was employed as a secret agent. The series ran for five seasons on ABC between 1973 and 1978 and was based on the Martin Caidin novel “Cyborg.”

In November 2016, Wahlberg and Bob Weinstein made a presentation of the project to buyers at the American Film Market. Wahlberg had asserted that he was not interested in most superhero projects, adding, “I don’t care what it is, how much I’m getting paid, I’m not leaving my trailer in a cape.”
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Old 05-08-18, 06:11 PM
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Per The Hollywood Reporter (the original exclusive site about the director's departure):

One candidate may already be in the wings: Mel Gibson has already been circling the part of Oscar Goldman, the government mentor of Austin. Gibson, who has been developing a World War II naval thriller as his next project, could be conscripted into hopping into the pilot’s seat for Billion Dollar Man.
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Best 6 billion dollar man was Benny Hill

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Old 04-16-19, 06:07 PM
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‘Bumblebee’ Director to Tackle ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Adaptation for WB, Mark Wahlberg (EXCLUSIVE)

Travis Knight has come on board to direct Warner Bros.’ film adaptation of the classic TV show “Six Billion Dollar Man” with Mark Wahlberg attached to star.
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/s...rg-1203191267/
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Old 04-17-19, 06:16 AM
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Re: 6 Billion Dollar Man (D: Knight) S: Wahlberg

Maybe with Knight on board, they'll change it back to "Six Million Dollar Man" and set it in the 1970s.
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So what year is the release now?
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Old 04-18-19, 06:12 AM
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So what year is the release now?
Unofficially, still June 2020. But that will almost certainly be pushed off a year, I'm guessing.
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