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Travis Knight to direct Mark Wahlberg in 'Six Billion Dollar Man'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

will be tackling "The Six Billion Dollar Man" for

The 45-year-old director, best known for films such as "Transformers" spinoff "Bumblebee", "Coraline" and "Kubo and the Two Strings", will direct the project from a screenplay by

The film is the big-screen adaptation of the classic 1970s sci-fi TV show of the same name. It was previously set up at the erstwhile "

It later found home at where filmmakers of "Wild Tales" fame and were circling the director's chair, according to Collider.

will star as Steve Austin, a former who had superhuman strength due to bionic implants, which made him the perfect secret agent.

The project will be produced by Sue Kroll, and

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 10:20 IST