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Rent-A-Hero movie is being made

#1 User is offline TimmiT 

Posted 11 July 2016 - 06:37 PM

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Stories International Tomoya Suzuki and filmmakers Steve Pink and Jeff Morris are collaborating on a film adaptation of Rent a Hero, the Sega video game about a slacker genius who joins a high-tech start-up that is pitched as a company to improve people's lives but is nothing as it seems. When company insiders plan to weaponize the technology, the slacker and his fellow Rent-a-Heroes must band together to stop them.

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.
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Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:51 PM

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Cool as hell, nice to see that deal wasn't just a fart in the wind. Hope we get a few good flicks out of this.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 11:48 PM

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Most people don't know what Rent a Hero is, but its concept lends itself nicely to a movie, even for those who don't know the game

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 11:59 PM

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If this movie has the theme song that was used in Fighters Megamix then I will go see it opening day.

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