Who knew that Daniel Radcliffe’s first post-Potter big screen outing, ‘The Woman In Black’, would be good enough to warrant a sequel?…or even that it would become the highest grossing horror British film of the past two decades, despite not featuring buckets of blood, a crazy psychopath, or some sort of zombie infestation?
In a press release sent out this morning, which can be viewed in its entirety at Collider, Hammer Films, Alliance Films, and Cross Creek Pictures announced that they are teaming up with author Susan Hill again to bring a sequel titled ‘The Woman In Black: Angels of Death’ to the big screen. The story will be a continuation of the tale of the Woman in Black 40 years after the end of the original, which was set in the early 1900s, and will follow a new couple’s experience with the vengeful ghost in the eerie Eel Marsh house.
Considering the amount of time that has passed and *SPOILERS* what happened at the end of the movie, it’s unlikely that Daniel Radcliffe would return for the sequel, and, given how much time has passed in the world of the story, presumably the other cast members won’t return either. The press release mentions that the same production team from the original film would return, which suggests that director James Watkins might return for the sequel, but no formal announcements have been made in that regard yet. Sadly, also not returning is screenwriter Jane Goldman, who also penned ‘Kick-ass’ and ‘X-men: First Class’. Jon Croker is taking over the screenwriting duties for the sequel based on an original story by author Hill.
If you saw ‘The Woman in Black’, what do you think about this news?