You probably could’ve seen this coming: after the recent firing of director Damian Szifron, the release date of Mark Wahlberg‘s Six Billion Dollar Man has been pushed from May 2019 to June 2020. Also: Warner Bros. has announced a release date for its sequel to The Shining, and moved Godzilla: King of the Monsters from spring to summer 2019.
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The Six Billion Dollar Man movie needs a new director. Reports indicate Damian Szifron has been fired from the Mark Wahlberg movie, an adaptation of the 1970s TV show The Six Million Dollar Man.
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In 2006, actor/director Mel Gibson was arrested for driving under the influence and went on a now-infamous rant using anti-Semitic, racist, and sexist comments. After apologizing and spending the next decade in director’s jail, he made a comeback with 2016’s Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge and has eased his way back into the Hollywood limelight.
Now his comeback continues, as a new report indicates that not only is he lining up a new directing gig, but he’s also being actively courted to play a supporting role in a new Warner Bros. action film. Read about the latest Mel Gibson movie below.
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The price tag has gone up, but so has the level of prestige. The TV show that in the ’70s was The Six Million Dollar Man is becoming The Six Billion-Dollar Man for a new film. And Oscar-nominated writer/director Damian Szifron, who saw his film Wild Tales grabbing a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination, this year, will script the film for director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg. Read More »
Hollywood has been trying to turn the popular ’70s TV show The Six Million Dollar Man into a feature film for decades. It’s taken so long, inflation has ballooned the idea of a six million dollar man into a six billion dollar man. And now, the team behind Lone Survivor is stepping up to the plate to make the movie.
Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg are teaming up to make The Six Billion Dollar Man for The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. They’ll tell the story of a man named Steve Austin (Wahlberg) is nearly killed in a terrible accident, but is rebuilt with six billion dollars of improvements added onto his body. His newfound super strength and abilities make him an ideal secret agent. Read More »