Remember that Six Billion Dollar Man redo that’s on the way? You know, the one with Mark Wahlberg as Steve Austin? Well, it’s now been given a release.
TWC-Dimension has announced that the film will hit the big screen on December 22nd, 2017, with principal photography due to start in September 2016. The reboot/remake/relaunch/rejig/redo/reimagining (*delete as applicable depending on which term is the current flavour of the month*) already has a screenplay in place from Wild Tales’ Damian Szifron and will see Wahlberg produce alongside Stephen Levinson and Bob Weinstein.
As part of this announcement, Wahlberg commented, “I’m thrilled to assemble The Six Billion Dollar Man for the big screen with the likes of Bob Weinstein and Damian Szifron. We look forward to creating a Steve Austin for the 21st century.”
Additionally, Szifron said, “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.”
Finally, Bob Weinstein chimed in, “Damian’s unique vision and longtime passion for this story will usher in a new take on this series for a new generation. We are excited to release the film during the holidays to bring audiences an explosive reimaging of this cultural icon.”
Ah, there we are – so this redo is being labelled a “reimagining”.
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