Peter Cornwell Will Direct ‘Mercy’ with Screenplay Penned by Matt Greenberg

Posted by at 8:31 am on October 26, 2012

While Universal Pictures won’t be delivering Guillermo del Toro’s now cancelled At the Mountains of Madness, the studio will be bringing to the screen Mercy, based on the short story “Gramma.” I

nspired by H.P. Lovecraft, the short story was written by Stephen King for his 1985 short story anthology “Skeleton Crew.” The Haunting in Connecticut’s Peter Cornwell will direct with Matt Greenberg providing the screenplay.

Previously  an episode of “The New Twilight Zone” (written by Harlan Ellison), Mercy follows two young boys on a visit to the hospital where they learn that their dying grandmother is a witch and that her powers are fueled by a pact with the Ancient Ones.

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