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New Projects: The ‘New Coke’ marketing blunder comes to film

30 April 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Remember New Coke? If you do, the ’80s called and they want their jokes back. But as a reminder, in April of 1985, just over 30 years ago this week, Coca-Cola, one of the longest surviving American companies who had successfully dominated the market with a time-tested product, had decided that to stave off the rise of Pepsi in the Cola wars, they would rebrand their classic fizzy drink to New Coke. New Coke hit the shelves April 23, and though the sweeter flavor won out in blind taste tests, human psychology practically dictates that it’s not the product that’s inside the can but the label that’s outside the can that most determines a person’s liking. The product rollout was a huge blunder, and Coca-Cola eventually reverted to Coke Classic.

If you thought that sounds like it could make a fascinating documentary, or perhaps an interesting comedy, then you’re in luck. »

- Brian Welk

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Damián Szifron to write 'Six Billion Dollar Man'

28 April 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Wild Tales director Damián Szifron is to write the screenplay for the feature adaptation for TWC-Dimension.

Mark Wahlberg will star and Peter Berg will direct the tale, a hybrid that combines an upgrade of The Six Million Dollar Man TV property and Martin Caidin’s novel Cyborg.

The story follows military officer Steve Austin as he is transformed into the world’s first bionic man following a near-fatal accident.

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

“When I met with Damián I was so happy to learn that growing up as a kid he was a fan of The Six Million Dollar Man,” said The Weinstein Company co-chairman Bob Weinstein.

“He subsequently shared how he envisioned a modern retelling of the story with a new and unique vision. Mark WahlbergStephen Levinson and I couldn’t be more excited that he has come on board to write the script.”

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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"Six Billion Dollar Man" Gets New Scribe

28 April 2015 3:23 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Oscar-nominated scribe Damian Szifron ("Wild Tales") will write the screenplay for Peter Berg's upcoming "Six Billion Dollar Man" film at TWC-Dimension.

Based on the classic TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man" and its original novel "Cyborg" by Martin Caidin, the story follows a military officer named Steve Austin who becomes part of a top secret government program after a horrific accident leaves him near death.

With the help of cutting edge technology, Steve is brought back to life with extraordinary strengths, making him the world's first truly bionic man. Mark Wahlberg is slated to star as Austin in the project which he will also produce with Stephen Levinson and Bob Weinstein.

In a statement, Szifron says: "I couldn't be more honored and grateful. Such a major challenge represents a great opportunity. The themes surrounding this beloved property allow for the creation of a memorable sci-fi actioner as well as a bold spy thriller. »

- Garth Franklin

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Dimension Hires 'Wild Tales' Filmmaker Damián Szifron to Write 'Six Billion Dollar Man' for Mark Wahlberg

28 April 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

He will write the screenplay for "Six Billion Dollar Man" for the "Lone Survivor" team of producer-star Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg and Dimension Films. Based on the classic television series, “The Six Million Dollar Man” and the novel Cyborg by Martin Caidin, the story follows military officer Steve Austin, who becomes part of a top secret government program after he is reconstructed into a bionic man after an accident almost kills him.   Wahlberg, Steven Levinson and Bob Weinstein will produce the film for release by TWC-Dimension. “The themes surrounding this beloved property allow for the creation of a memorable sci-fi actioner as well as a bold spy thriller," said Szifron, who was a fan of the series as a kid and pitched his vision of a modern retelling of the story.   »

- Anne Thompson

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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Signs ‘Wild Tales’ Writer

28 April 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wild Tales” filmmaker Damian Szifron will write the screenplay for Mark Wahlberg’s “Six Billion Dollar Man” for TWC-Dimension.

Peter Berg will direct the movie. “Wild Tales,” which Szifron wrote and directed, was nominated for best foreign language film at this year’s Academy Awards.

“Six Billion Dollar Man” is based on the television series “The Six Million Dollar Man” and the novel “Cyborg” by Martin Caidin. The story follows military officer Steve Austin, who is brought back to life after a severe accident and becomes part of a top-secret government program that gives him extraordinary strength.

Producers are Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Bob Weinstein.

“When I met with Damian I was so happy to learn that growing up as a kid he was a fan of ‘The Six Million Dollar Man,'” Weinstein said in a statement. “He subsequently shared how he envisioned a modern retelling of the story »

- Dave McNary

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Wild Tales Filmmaker to Pen Mark Wahlberg’s Six Billion Dollar Man

28 April 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It appears that TWC-Dimension’s The Six Million Dollar Man remake is indeed moving forward. We learned last fall that Mark Wahlberg was keen on reteaming with his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg for a remake of the 1970s TV series, and now the update has landed an Oscar nominated writer to craft a screenplay. It was announced today that filmmaker Damián Szifron, who wrote and directed last year’s Best Foreign Language Film nominee Wild Tales, has been tasked with penning the screenplay for the aptly named Six Billion Dollar Man.  The original TV series starred Lee Majors as Steve Austin, a test pilot who is outfitted with bionic limbs and implants in order to become a super-powered secret agent. This new iteration once again follows Austin, a military officer "who becomes part of a top secret government program after a horrific accident leaves him near death.  With the help of cutting edge technology, »

- Adam Chitwood

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'Six Billion Dollar Man' Gets Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker as Writer

28 April 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Damian Szifron, the filmmaker who nabbed a best foreign-language film Oscar nomination for Wild Tales, has been tapped to pen the screenplay for Six Billion Dollar Man. Mark Wahlberg is attached to star in and Pete Berg attached to direct the updated version of the The Six Million Dollar Man, the 1970s TV series which in turn was based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg. Billion Dollar Man again focuses on Steve Austin, this time a military officer instead of a test pilot, as he was in the TV series, who suffers a horrible accident only to be saved

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‘Wild Tales’ Director Damián Szifron to Write Mark Wahlberg Movie ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’

28 April 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Damián Szifron, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind “Wild Tales,” will write the screenplay for the Mark Wahlberg movie “Six Billion Dollar Man,” which Peter Berg is set to direct for TWC-Dimension, it was announced Tuesday. Szifron wrote and directed “Wild Tales,” which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards. Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Bob Weinstein will produce the movie, which is based on the classic TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man” and the novel “Cyborg” by Martin Caidin. Also Read: 'Wild Tales' Review: Oscar-Nominated Anthology Spins Darkly Hilarious Vignettes The story follows military officer Steve Austin, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Mira Sorvino at ‘Do You Believe?’ Premiere: ‘Faith Infuses My Entire Life’

17 March 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Is Hollywood making room for Jesus? Everyone at Monday night’s Los Angeles premiere of Pure Flix’s “Do You Believe?” at the ArcLight seemed to hope so.

Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Big Valley”), who plays J.D. in the theological film, thinks the incredible success of Pure Flix’s last film forecasts more religious projects. “There’s a hunger and a thirst for this kind of film in Middle America, as ‘God’s Not Dead’ proved with a million-dollar budget (from which) it made $62 million. I think Hollywood is going to look at (the topic) more closely, and I don’t know why they don’t do more,” Majors reasoned.

Cybill Shepherd, who plays Teri in the film, echoed Majors’ pro-faith sentiments. “In old-time Hollywood, they used to do faith-based movies all the time,” Shepherd said. “’The Ten Commandments’ was the first movie my parents took me to. »

- Marianne Zumberge

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Star Trek producer Harve Bennett dies, aged 84

6 March 2015 8:23 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Trek producer Harve Bennett has died at the age of 84.

During his career, he produced four Star Trek movies, including 1982's The Wrath of Khan.

The success of the movie led Bennett to produce the next three instalments of the series.

He worked alongside the late Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on February 27, in the four films.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan's director Nicholas Meyer said: "He was a remarkable man and he was unpretentious and self-effacing. I don't think there would be a Star Trek franchise without him.

"He rescued it. He's endangered of being lost in the shuffle, but he's the guy who figured it out."

As well as working on Star Trek, Bennett produced the TV series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. »

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‘Star Trek’ Producer Harve Bennett Dies

5 March 2015 5:33 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Harve Bennett, who produced four “Star Trek” movies and the TV series “Mod Squad,” “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman,” died Wednesday in Medford, Ore. He was 84.

Bennett’s passing came less than a week after the Feb. 27 death of “Star Trek” star Leonard Nimoy.

Bennett, a native of Chicago, broke into show business as a young boy on the radio program “Quiz Kids.” He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles film school and began his career as a production executive at CBS in New York City and later at ABC.

Bennett joined Aaron Spelling in developing and producing “The Mod Squad,” then moved to Universal, where he produced “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Bionic Woman” and “Gemini Man.” He then worked at Columbia Pictures Television on “Salvage 1,” “The Jesse Owens Story” and “A Woman Called Golda.”

He was then recruited by Charles Bluhdorn, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Star Trek’ Producer Harve Bennett Dies

5 March 2015 5:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harve Bennett, who produced four “Star Trek” movies and the TV series “Mod Squad,” “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman,” died Wednesday in Medford, Ore. He was 84.

Bennett’s passing came less than a week after the Feb. 27 death of “Star Trek” star Leonard Nimoy.

Bennett, a native of Chicago, broke into show business as a young boy on the radio program “Quiz Kids.” He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles film school and began his career as a production executive at CBS in New York City and later at ABC.

Bennett joined Aaron Spelling in developing and producing “The Mod Squad,” then moved to Universal, where he produced “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Bionic Woman” and “Gemini Man.” He then worked at Columbia Pictures Television on “Salvage 1,” “The Jesse Owens Story” and “A Woman Called Golda.”

He was then recruited by Charles Bluhdorn, »

- Dave McNary

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Harve Bennett Dies: Producer Of ‘Star Trek’ Movies & TV Classics Was 84

5 March 2015 3:58 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Harve Bennett, the producer who helped guide four of Paramount’s Star Trek movies in the 1980s and produced TV series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, died Wednesday in Oregon. He was 84 and becomes the latest key figure lost from the seminal Star Trek franchise following Leonard Nimoy’s death February 27. After executive stints at ABC and CBS and co-creating Mod Squad, Bennett had a hand in creating or producing some of the most iconic sci-fi… »

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Harve Bennett Dies: Producer Of ‘Star Trek’ Movies & TV Classics Was 84

5 March 2015 3:58 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Harve Bennett, the producer who helped guide four of Paramount’s Star Trek movies in the 1980s and produced TV series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, died Wednesday in Oregon. He was 84 and becomes the latest key figure lost from the seminal Star Trek franchise following Leonard Nimoy’s death February 27. After executive stints at ABC and CBS and co-creating Mod Squad, Bennett had a hand in creating or producing some of the most iconic sci-fi… »

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