Mercy

Behind-the-Scenes Pic of Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney from Stephen King Adaptation…

Jeez, that kid from Super 8 is growing up fast.  The official Facebook page for Blumhouse Productions has posted a behind-the-scene photo from the set of Mercy, the Stephen King adaptation which began shooting yesterday.

Based on the King tale “Gramma,” the film stars Joel Courtney of Super 8 and The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs.  The Haunting in Connecticut’s Peter Cornwell directs.  After the jump, you’ll find the image featuring Courtney and Riggs.  Francis O’Connor and Dylan McDermott co-star.

The film 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.

Breaking: Dylan McDermott Joins the Cast of Stephen King Adaptation Mercy

Dylan McDermott is currently speaking with the press about his return to American Horror Story and during the discussion he revealed he is joining the cast of Mercy.

Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, Mercy is based on the the short story “Gramma,” which was written by Stephen King for his 1985 short story anthology “Skeleton Crew.”  

Peter Cornwell (The Haunting in Connecticut) directs for Blumhouse Productions (Sinister, Insidious, the Paranormal Activity series).  Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs and Joel Courtney are starring.

The Walking Dead and Super 8 Actors to Star in Stephen King’s Mercy

“The Walking Dead” actor Chandler Riggs (left) and Super 8’s Joel Courtney will star in the Stephen King adaptation Mercy, according to Heat Vision.

Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, the short story “Gramma” was written by Stephen King for his 1985 short story anthology “Skeleton Crew.”

Previously adapted for the small screen as 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.