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Universal Pictures has released an official synopsis for Stephen King's upcoming new horror film Mercy. The movie is based on a short story from King's Skeleton Crew, and it stars Dylan McDermott, Mark Duplass, Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Shirley Knight, and Chris Browning. The story is about "two young boys who visit their grandmother and discover she’s a witch." Peter Cornwell (A Haunting In Connecticut) is directing from a script by Matt Greenberg. Here's the full synopsis that was released...
Based on a short story ”Gramma” by Stephen King, MERCY tells the tale of two young boys (The Walking Dead‘s Chandler Riggs and Super 8‘s Joel Courtney) who move with their mother to take care of their dying grandmother at her decrepit farmhouse. When they suspect that the elderly woman they love has encountered a dark spirit, they fear she might not be the only one who won’t make it through the summer alive.
Once George (Riggs) and Buddy McCoy (Courtney) arrive at their Gramma Mercy’s (Shirley Knight), what they find inside her 150-year-old home is nothing short of terrifying. As the brothers experience deeply disturbing phenomena they believe to be the work of an ancient witch, they must fight for their lives and overcome the evil forces threatening their family.
Directed by Peter Cornwell (The Haunting in Connecticut), MERCY is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister), McG (Terminator Salvation, Charlie’s Angels) and Mary Viola (Brooklyn’s Finest, We Are Marshall) of Wonderland Sound and Vision.
The supernatural thriller is set to be released sometime in 2014. I'm a fan of all things Stephen King, and I'm looking forward to seeing how this movie turns out.