MGM Acquires Rights To Josh Blaylock’s ‘Mercy Sparx’

by Erik Amaya

MGM is making a deal with a demon.

The studio has acquired the film rights to Mercy Sparx. The comic book by Josh Blaylock and Matt Merhoff, published by Devil’s Due, tells the story of female demon Mercy Sparx. Sent to Earth on Hell’s behalf for a secret mission, she must complete her task while hiding among humanity. But her time on Earth leaves Mercy with an existential crisis as she begins to see the gray area between good and evil.

Writer Nick Shafir is adapting the series with a script said to be something like Constantine with an irreverent tone. Jack Heller of Assemble Media will produce alongside The Picture Company partners Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona.

As with all newly announced projects, it is unclear how quickly Mercy Sparx will go into production, but one imagines the search for a director is the current priority.

(h/t: Deadline)

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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