‘Six Billion Dollar Man': Director Damián Szifron Exits Warner Bros Remake

Szifron also wrote the screenplay for film set to star Mark Wahlberg

Last Updated: May 8, 2018 @ 4:33 PM

Argentinian Filmmaker Damián Szifron has stepped down as director of Warner Bros. “The Six Billion Dollar Man” over creative differences, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Szifron, who wrote and directed Argentina’s Oscar foreign-language nominee “Wild Tales,” also wrote the screenplay for the modernized update of the 1970s TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man.” Both are based on the novel “Cyborg” by Martin Caidin.

Mark Wahlberg is set to star as former military officer Steve Austin, who becomes a secret agent after a horrific accident when his life is saved by cutting-edge bionic implants that grant him extraordinary abilities.

The studio is currently looking for a replacement director with the intention of shooting the film this summer.

Mel Gibson has been offered the part of Oscar Goldman, the Military Liason who mentors Austin.

“The Six Billion Dollar Man” is still scheduled for release on May 31, 2019.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.