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Mark Newton

There's currently a ton of Stephen King-inspired movies in production. Seriously, there's loads. In fact there's so many it's much easier and time saving if I just link to his IMBD page. There you go. We've just received the synopsis of the upcoming Mercy, a film originally based on King's short story 'Gramma'. The movie adaptation will see (AKA Carl from The Walking Dead) star beside , , , , and .

Take a look at the official synopsis below:

Based on a short story 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.

Stephen King films can be pretty hit and miss, right? I mean on one hand you've got The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Shining. On the other you've got stuff like Maximum Overdrive, Sleepwalkers and The Mangler. I can't say I'm particularly expecting great things from Mercy, but it will be interesting to see how Chandler Rigg's deals with a new chracter.

Are you glad to see Chandler Rigg's breaking out onto the big screen? Let us know below.


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