Mark Wahlberg’s THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN is moving off its Dec. 22 release date, the Tracking Board has confirmed, though the Weinstein Company has yet to make the move official.
The studio announced back in November 2015 that it would release Damian Szifron’s follow-up to Wild Tales on Dec. 22, 2017, with Variety trumpeting a September 2016 start date. Yet here we are in June, and Six Billion Dollar Man hasn’t started casting, let alone shooting.
While it’s not impossible for a film to start shooting in the summer and be ready by December (see Steven Spielberg’s The Papers), that won’t be the case for the Wahlberg movie, which is being produced by Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Stephen Levinson.
As the article says, making a film that fast is possible, but you wouldn’t want to do it if you didn’t have to.