MTV Acquires Rights for The Suffering Movie

MTV Films has acquired the option on worldwide film rights to The Suffering from Chicago-based Midway Games. In The Suffering (PS2, Xbox), released in April 2004, the player controlled prisoner Torque, a hardened inmate sentenced to die for a murder he may or may not have actually committed. The endings varied by the actions of the player.

MTV Films is working in conjunction with Stan Winston and Brian Gilbert from Stan Winston Productions and Jason Lust and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion on The Suffering’s development as a feature film project. MTV Films’ Senior Director Jason Weiss, who brought the project to the company, Gregg Goldin and David Gale will be developing on behalf of MTV Films.

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“The Suffering is a true action-horror experience with plenty of disturbing and twisted creatures,” said Alan Patmore, president, Surreal Software. “We are extremely happy to be working with MTV Films to bring the terror to the big screen in what promises to be a groundbreaking horror film.”

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