Video game adaptations are being announced left and right so it isn’t too surprising that the 90s Sega Genesis cult classic ‘Rent-A-Hero’ is going to be coming to the big screen! Actually, it kind of is because aside from the 1991 release and the 2001 remake for Dreamcast – this isn’t a game with a franchise behind it and built in fanbase to support the property. The concept alone is great and director Steve Pink (‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’) has teamed up with writer Jeff Morris (‘The True Memoirs of an International Assassin’) who believes that it is a game whose plot is one that audiences will love.
The game itself was a hybrid 2D fighter with RPG elements and the rough idea of the film being pitched revolved around a genius who is working at a start-up tech company that plans to weaponize consumer-based technology. The writing and directing duo have teamed up with Stories International which is an umbrella corporation that covers all of Sega‘s affiliated brands and properties.
With video games being turned into films left and right this year including ‘The Angry Birds Movie‘, ‘Warcraft‘, and ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ it should be no surprise that any games with a unique flavor to them could be up for grabs. While I do fondly remember the game from my Dreamcast days, I’m not sure that the plot they are pitching fully lines up with someone who accidentally received armor that makes him a superhero and goes around doing heroic tasks to pay for it. The original concept might not be the best thing for a movie though so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt until we have a few more details.
Are you looking forward to ‘Rent-A-Hero’ getting a chance to shine or will this, like almost every other video game movie just be another flop? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant
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