Mercy

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    Peter Cornwell to Direct Stephen King Tale with Mercy

    Source: Variety
    October 25, 2012



    Although Universal Pictures won't be delivering Guillermo del Toro's now cancelled At the Mountains of Madness, the studio will be bringing to the screen Mercy, based on the short story "Gramma." Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, the short story was written by Stephen King for his 1985 short story anthology "Skeleton Crew." The Haunting in Connecticut's Peter Cornwell will direct with Matt Greenberg providing the screenplay.

    Previously adapted for the small screen as an episode of "The New Twilight Zone" (written by Harlan Ellison), Mercy follows two young boys on a visit to the hospital where they learn that their dying grandmother is a witch and that her powers are fueled by a pact with the Ancient Ones.

    Frances O'Connor is attached to star, though it is unclear exactly what role she will be playing.

    Jason Blum, best known for the Paranormal Activity franchise, will produce alongside McG and Mary Viola.
     
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    'Walking Dead,' 'Super 8' Actors to Star in Stephen King's 'Mercy' (Exclusive)

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    Sounds good.
     
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    Sounds interesting!
     
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    Dylan McDermott Joins Stephen King Adaptation Mercy
    Source: ShockTillYouDrop.com
    December 13, 2012



    First announced back in October, the Stephen King adaptation Mercy has added Dylan McDermott to its cast, ShockTillYouDrop.com has learned.

    Based on the short story "Gramma" and inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, King wrote the tale for his 1985 short story anthology "Skeleton Crew." The Haunting in Connecticut's Peter Cornwell will direct with Matt Greenberg providing the screenplay.

    Previously adapted for the small screen as an episode of "The New Twilight Zone" (written by Harlan Ellison), Mercy follows two young boys on a visit to the hospital where they learn that their dying grandmother is a witch and that her powers are fueled by a pact with the Ancient Ones.

    Frances O'Connor is also attached to star.

    Jason Blum, best known for the Paranormal Activity franchise, will produce alongside McG and Mary Viola.
     
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    Nice! I haven't seen anything McDermott has done in years until I watched American Horror Story and I really liked him in that.

    It's funny because I've read Stephen King's Skeleton Crew numerous times growing up and can't seem to remember this story.
     
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    Bumping the thread since a new one was created
     
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    Mercy Out This October

    Posted: September 17, 2014, 09:05:00
    Section: Film » Mercy
    Blumhouse has announced a new label, BH Tilt, dedicated to generating movies from Blumhouse Productions and other filmmakers for multi-platform release. The first films are Mockingbird, Mercy, Not Safe for Work and Stretch who are released this October.

    Mark Duplass stars in Mercy, based on a Stephen King story, Gramma, from his Skeleton Crew collection. In the story two boys visit their grandmother only to discover that she’s a witch. The Haunting in Connecticut‘s Peter Cornwell directs Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Dylan McDermott, Shirley Knight and Chris Browning.
     
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