Steve Pink Chosen to Direct Film Adaptation of Rent a Hero. SEGA is looking to expand into film with its first feature, an adaptation of their game Rent a Hero. Director Steve Pink, known for his film Hot Tub Time Machine, will be helming the adaptation for the game.
According to Variety, Rent a Hero is among other potential projects that Stories International is working on with other video game franchises from SEGA to be made into films, TV series, and digital platforms. Pink said in a press release that, “As SEGA fans, we are excited to dive into the near future with these Rent a Heroes, and explore what it means to be an everyday hero in a comedic, high-energy, action adventure.” CEO and President of Stories International, INC. Tomoya Suzuki will be producing the project alongside Evan J. Choflin of Stories International who will serve as an executive producer.
Suzuki sees potential in the film adaptation when he said, “Rent a Hero is high-concept video game, yet has a very important theme we believe audiences today can connect with—we can help our society at our own capacities. We found the perfect creative team in Steve and Jeff to bring this unique action adventure based on one of our favorite SEGA titles to life as a feature film.”
Rent a Hero follows a halfhearted lazy genius who ends up joining a high-tech startup that is being pitched as an ‘Uber for heroes’ where the company looks to improve people’s daily lives at a reasonable cost. However, when people inside the company look to weaponize the tech, the slacker and his fellow comrades at the company band together to put a stop to them.
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