The Suffering is a video game adaptation of the moderately popular horror game made for Xbox, PS2, and the PC.
The story follows a convicted murderer on his way to the electric chair for murdering his ex-wife and two kids. Sounds like my kind of hero. As he awaits execution, monsters (!) attack the prison, killing most of the guards and other prisoners. Using brute force and whatever weapons he can find, the convict must fight his way to freedom, and the truth. Heh. I made that sound like the back of the game’s box. One player only, no online multiplayer. Rated S for Stupid.
Currently, director Marcus Adams is attached to write and direct. His previous work includes Octane. You remember Octane. It’s your favorite movie. Huh? You feel like you’ve heard of it but can’t remember it. Welcome to my world everyday. Darn alcohol.
Anyways, one of my favorite actors, Chiwetel Ejiofor, is apparently attached to star, although that remains unconfirmed. If he does indeed play the convict, I will have to give it a shot. He brings more to his films than most actors today. At least there is hope.
Who’s It For?
Has to be R.
Movie Release Date
No date set yet, but maybe late 2011 or sometime in 2012.
Who’s In It?
Chiwetel Ejiofor is the only rumor as of yet.
Choice between doing the right and wrong thing played a part in the series, perhaps this will find it’s way into the film. An interactive movie where you decide what happens next, and it’s not porn? Sign me up. Sign me up for the porn version too.
Silent Hill, Resident Evil, The Fugitive
What’s Good About It?
The game had its moments, and the story was basic enough that a decent writer might be able to turn it into a good film.
What’s Bad About It?
I can’t imagine most of you have ever heard of The Suffering. Or if you have you can hardly remember playing it. I was a decent game at best, and isn’t really worthy of a theatrical film. There are other games worth adapting. I hope those get made first.
Our Clever Prediction
I don’t see it getting made. There has been very little news as of late, and the game was optioned in 2005, back when the game was still moderately well-known. If another game is made in the series, and is a hit, then the movie may regain momentum. I’m not going to hold my breath.