‘The Woman in Black,’ a gothic film currently in post production, is getting closer to being released. According to Deadline, CBS Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the thriller that stars Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer and Shaun Dooley.
Mike Fleming from Deadline reports that “Radcliffe plays a young lawyer who travels to a remote village, where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman who is terrifying the locals. James Watkins directed a script by X-Men: First Class scribe Jane Goldman. The film is based on a 1983 novel by Susan Hill that was previously turned into a hit stage play and 1989 miniseries.
Apparently the facts are still obscure on this one, but it seems that “CBS Films moved aggressively to beat out bidders that included Summit Entertainment, The Weinstein Company and Relativity Media.”
The fact that CBS is so very interested in this film might be a testament as to how good it might actually be. Hopefully a release date will be announced soon.