New Line Cinema has signed Terry Zwigoff to direct The $40,000 Man, a comedy spoof set up with Benderspink, according to Variety.

The story centers on a legendary astronaut and true American hero who finds himself horribly injured in a car accident and rebuilt by the government to be a bionic man, but on a budget of $40,000 -- which makes him not all that bionic.

Zwigoff is rewriting the script with Daniel Clowes, who teamed with him on Art School Confidential. The duo also received an Oscar nom for writing Ghost World.