Pink, whose credits include Hot Tub Time Machine, High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank, will direct and is penning the project with Morris, who wrote the upcoming Netflix action-adventure The True Memoirs of an International Assassin starring Kevin James.
Suzuki and Hakuhodo DY Group will produce. Suzuki is the president and CEO of Stories International, the production arm and joint venture of video game brand Sega Group and Hakuhodo DY Group. Evan J. Cholfin of Stories International will oversee the project as executive producer.
Stories International is currently producing multiple film, TV and digital projects based on Sega intellectual properties, including the beloved game franchises Shinobi with producer Marc Platt, Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Virtua Fighter, The House of the Dead, Streets of Rage and Crazy Taxi. Their plan is to co-develop adaptations of these properties as English-language feature films, television and digital series for worldwide release.
Pink and Morris — who set up Cop Swap at MGM, The Yank at Sony and Shore Leave at DreamWorks — are repped by UTA. Suzuki and Stories International are repped by CAA.
Worth pointing out: about a year and a half ago Sega was planning on making movies and TV shows based on their IP. This seems to be a part of that, and isn't the first movie Sega has announced since then. A Shinobi movie was announced earlier this year as well.