It only makes sense that MTV dabs into film making, since their channel is now Movie TV instead of Music TV- or if you watched the VMAs its probably something much, much worse. Anyways, we’ve known for quite sometime now that MTV has been getting more and more involved in making their own films, and last month they announced they’ll be shooting Beneath and Damn Nation with Paramount Pictures. This time they’ve decided to take on a new adaptation- how about Stan Winston’s The Suffering?! Read on for the skinny…
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
MTV Films, a division of Viacom, has acquired an option on the worldwide film rights to Midway Games’ action horror game “The Suffering.” MTV Films is working in conjunction with Stan Winston and Brian Gilbert from Stan Winston Prods. and Jason Lust and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion on the development of the horror film. MTV Films senior director of development Jason Weiss, who brought the project to the company, along with MTV Films director of development Gregg Goldin and MTV Films executive vp David Gale will be developing on behalf of MTV Films. “We were tracking this project really early on, and it really was about the material itself for us,” Gale said. “It felt very cinematic — more cinematic than most video games and with a real sense of style — with very strong characters.”
Jailed for a murder he may or may not have committed, Torque is next in line for execution when apparitions besiege the prison and inadvertently free him. Utilizing more than ten deadly weapons, Torque sets out to uncover his past and unlock the deadly secrets of The Suffering.