'Haunting in Connecticut' Director to Adapt Stephen King's 'Gramma'

October 26, 2012
Source: Variety


There's a lot of varying activity with properties from Master of Horror, Stephen King. The remake of Carrie is on the way (watch the teaser trailer here), an adaptation of The Ten O'Clock People is coming with Justin Long and The Dark Tower keeps trying to find a studio home. Now King's short story Gramma (from the Skeleton Crew collection) is getting the feature film treatment with Mercy. The story follows two young boys who go with their single mother (Frances O'Connor) to take care of their elderly, senile grandmother named Mercy, only to discover she's a witch who made a pact with a dark force many years before. Read on!

O'Connor most notably starred in A.I. Artificial Intelligence for Steven Spielberg, but she's laid pretty low key over the past decade. Variety reports The Haunting in Connecticut director Peter Cornwell is at the helm of this fantasy horror with a script from Matt Greenberg (who adapted King's short story 1408 for the film of the same name starring John Cusack). In addition, Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions banner (who produced Paranormal Activity 4 and Sinister as recent horror fare) is behind the film. It's not exactly the most promising assembly of talent, but hopefully it turns out better than "The New Twilight Zone" episode from 1986 that adapted the short story. Stay tuned.

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