Blumhouse and Universal team up to tackle Stephen King story

Blumhouse is becoming a very prominent name in horror around these parts and now they are teaming up with the film studio that invented the Famous Monsters to bring us an adaptation of a Stephen King story. Read on for the details.

Variety reports that Universal Pictures is teaming with Jason Blum’s red-hot Blumhouse Productions banner on Mercy, a fantasy-horror movie based on Stephen King’s short story “Gramma,” published as part of his 1985 collection Skeleton Crew.

Peter Cornwell (The Haunting in Connecticut) will direct from a script by Matt Greenberg (1408), and Frances O’Connor (A.I.) is set to star.

The 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.

More as it comes.

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