Mark Wahlberg’s “Six Billion Dollar Man” has been taken off Warner Bros.’ release schedule.
In May, the sci-fi action film was pushed by a year, moving from May 31, 2019 to June 5, 2020. That announcement came two weeks after director Damian Szifron exited the project.
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.
Wahlberg was set to star as former military officer turned secret agent Steve Austin, who undergoes life-saving surgery following a horrific accident and is outfitted with cutting-edge bionic implants that grant him extraordinary abilities.
The film was set to begin shooting this summer.
Wahlberg is currently serving as an executive producer on Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers.” He will next be seen in “Instant Family” and “Wonderland,” and most recently starred in “Mile 22” and “All the Money in the World.”