Universal have released an official synopsis for their upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s Mercy, starring The Walking Dead‘s Chandler Riggs, Super 8‘s Joel Courtney, American Horror Story‘s Dylan McDermott and Zero Dark Thirty‘s Mark Duplass via Collider.
“Based on a short story by Stephen King, Mercy tells the tale of two young boys 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.”
Riggs, Courtney, McDermott and Duplass star in the film with and Frances O’Connor. The film is produced by Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) and is directed by Peter Cornwell (The Haunting In Connecticut)
Mercy is based on Stephen King’s short story ‘Gramma’. You can buy the short story collection Skeleton Crew for £6.29 at Amazon.co.uk.