Synopsis Revealed For Stephen King’s MERCY
Universal has released the official synopsis for the King of Horror’s MERCY.
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 film stars Shirley Knight, Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Mark Duplass and Dylan McDermott.
The supernatural thriller is presently set for a 2014 release. For those who can’t wait another year for more King, CBS has adaptated his novel UNDER THE DOME and will premiere the series on June 24th. UNDER THE DOME is based on his bestselling novel about a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome.
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