Stephen King's witchy short story "Gramma" heads to the big screen

We've got another low budget horror movie for everyone to get excited about. News has it that Stephen King's short story "Gramma" (which you may remember from the Skeleton Crew collection, or its brief appearance on The New Twilight Zone in 1986) is getting its own movie.

Variety is reporting that Universal has tapped The Haunting in Connecticut director Peter Cornwell to adapt Gramma along with 1408 screenwriter Matt Greenberg. And Frances O'Connor of A.I. is already attached as the lead. The first change: the name. Universal will be calling this movie Mercy, which fine, whatever.

Here's the official synopsis:

"Story follows two young boys who go with their single mother (O'Connor) to take care of their elderly, senile grandmother named Mercy, only to discover that she's a witch who made an evil pact with a dark force many years before."

Sounds good to me, the more horror the better. And while we're re-adapting King's work like mad, how about a new version of The Stand? Anyone?

[via Collider]