Bumblebee director Travis Knight takes on Six Billion Greenback Man
In response to Selection, Bumblebee director Travis Knight has boarded Warner Bros.’ movie adaptation of the Six Billion Greenback Man, turning into the newest in a protracted line of administrators connected to the long-gestating undertaking.
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Mark Wahlberg nonetheless stays connected to star within the movie, primarily based on the favored 1970s sci-fi TV collection of the identical identify, about an astronaut (performed by Lee Majors on the small display screen), who makes use of his tremendous energy (by way of bionic implants) to function as a undercover agent and rid the world of villainy.
The difference of the hit collection, primarily based on the novel Cyborg by Martin Caidin, has been within the works for over 20 years now, with the latest progress having been made in 2014 when The Weinstein Firm introduced pre-production had began on the movie with Mark Wahlberg (Patriots Day) connected to star within the lead function and frequent Wahlberg-collaborator Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon) within the director’s chair. Nonetheless, Berg left the undertaking and was changed with Damian Szifron set to make his American debut because the co-writer and director on the movie.
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Filming was delayed when the rights for the movie have been offered by The Weinstein Firm in December 2017 to Warner Bros. within the latter’s makes an attempt to maintain their enterprise open following the notorious Harvey Weinstein scandal. Then, for no matter cause, Szifron vacated the director’s chair leaving Warner Bros. scrambling to discover a substitute, Knight makes plenty of sense contemplating his most up-to-date movie, Bumblebee, was a success with critics and audiences alike final winter. Hopefully he can convey the identical quantity of coronary heart and charisma that went into that movie to the Six Billion Greenback Man.