On September 8, 2005, Midway and MTV Films announced that a film version of The Suffering was underway. The film started production in 2006 and is planned to be released in 2011. It has been said that a director new to the directing business known as Marcus Adams, will direct and write the film. Stan Winston had signed on to design the monster effects for the film prior to his death on June 15, 2008. Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor was announced to play the lead character Torque.