Universal Pictures are joining forces with Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) to bring yet another Stephen King tale to our screens. Gramma appeared in King’s 1985 short story collection ‘The Skeleton Crew’, it was a hit in the 80’s and even featured an adaptation in The Twilight Zone in 1986. Now the story comes to our screens under a new name, Mercy.
The name change is explained as follows:
“Story follows two young boys who go with their single mother (O’Connor) to take care of their elderly, senile grandmother named Mercy, only to discover that she’s a witch who made a pact with a dark force many years before.”
Peter Cromwell (The Haunting in Connecticut) is set to direct, and Matt Greenberg (1408, Halloween H20) has written the script. A.I’s Frances O’Connor is set to star. Jason Blum will produce through his Blumhouse Productions, along with McG and Mary Viola of Wonderland Sound and Vision.