Argentina’s Oscar-nominated Damián Szifron is confirmed to direct Mark Wahlberg and production is earmarked for September 2016.

Damian Szifron

The Six Billion Dollar Man will open on December 22 2017.

Szifron wrote the screenplay and Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Bob Weinstein will produce the film.

The project is based on the cult TV series The Six Million Dollar Man and Martin Caidin’s novel Cyborg and centres on the transformation of former military officer Steve Austin into the world’s first bionic man following a near-death accident.