Sega Makes Their Second Movie Project 'Rent a Hero' for Some Reason

July 12, 2016

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Back in December, Sega announced plans to adapt classic games like Altered Beast, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Virtua Fighter, Crazy Taxi, and Golden Axe into feature films. As promised, they started development on the Shinobi film in April, but it seems they've now got themselves side-tracked in developing a previously unmentioned title: Rent a Hero! You know, that game about hero rental.

Stories International, the film subsidiary of Sega, has officially announced that they've hired High Fidelity writer and Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink to write and direct their Rent a Hero adaptation. Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever writer Jeff Morris will co-write.

The original 1991 game focused on a slacker who, mistakenly delivered a super-powered suit, goes into business as a for-hire superhero after realizing he has to pay for his combat armor. The film version will make the concept more timely by having the slacker work for and eventually revolt against a startup described as "Uber for heroes." Way to overshadow the Crazy Taxi movie's update of being about "Uber... just Uber."

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