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Game plan: Hollywood dusts off Sega's Rent-a-Hero for new movie

12 July 2016 4:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The latest video-game-to-movie adaptation will update an obscure Sega Mega Drive title from 1992 about a young superhero for hire

An obscure Sega Mega Drive title about a slacker who becomes a superhero for hire is the latest video game to become a candidate for a big-screen adaptation, according to Deadline.

Rent-a-Hero, first released in 1992, has a backstory in which a small-town Japanese kid orders a pizza and instead receives a suit of power armour. Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink (who also co-wrote Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity) is on board to direct, and will write the script with Jeff Morris (The True Memoirs of an International Assassin).

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Steve Pink Directing Sega ‘Rent a Hero’ Movie

11 July 2016 10:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hot Tub Time Machine” director Steve Pink has signed on to write and direct “Rent a Hero,” a film adaptation of the Sega video game title.

Rent a Hero” centers on a reluctant slacker genius who joins a high-­tech pitched as an “Uber for Heroes” aimed to improve people’s daily lives at an affordable price. But when company insiders plan to weaponize the tech, the slacker and his fellow “Rent a Heroes” band together to stop them.

Tomoya Suzuki, President and CEO of Stories International, is producing. Stories International is the U.S.-based joint venture production arm of Sega and ad agency Hakuhodo Dy Group. Evan J. Cholfin of Stories International will oversee the project and executive produce.

Pink will write the project with Jeff Morris, who wrote the upcoming Netflix action adventure “The True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” starring Kevin James.

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The Overlooked Hotel – Jason Bateman

6 June 2016 4:15 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Overlooked Hotel is beginning to fill up nicely, with a plethora of deserving guests. Our first guest was master storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky, he was followed by Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, the late lamented J. T. Walsh and then the film Thirteen Days, Grosse Pointe Blank and even some of Woody Allen’s unfairly dismissed movies […]

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