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SEGA’s ‘Rent a Hero’ Movie Taps Steve Pink to Direct ‘Uber’-Inspired Comedic Take

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SEGA’s ‘Rent a Hero’ Movie Taps Steve Pink to Direct ‘Uber’-Inspired Comedic Take

Steve Pink (“Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Grosse Point Blank”) has been tapped to direct a film adaptation of SEGA’s cult-classic video game “Rent a Hero.”

According to Variety, Pink will also write the film — alongside Jeff Morris (“The True Memoirs of an International Assassin”) — will focus 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.”

Pink told the site, “As Sega fans, we are excited to dive unto 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.”

Stories International, the U.S. Based production arm of SEGA, will produce the “Rent a Hero” adaptation. The film hasn’t been given a release date.

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