The Woman in Black: Angel of Death is the sequel to the Daniel Radcliffe horror vehicle, The Woman in Black. While it is very unlikely that we will be seeing Radcliffe reprise his role in the sequel, the film is well on its way to production.
Now the sequel has just hired BAFTA nominated director Tom Harper (The Scouting Book For Boys) to direct the film.
Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, made the announcement earlier today. He was accompanied by Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media (Hammer’s parent company), Brian Oliver, President of Cross Creek Pictures and Xavier Marchand Alliance Films’ President of Worldwide Distribution.
The very same production team who brought you the first Woman In Black film, will be working on its sequel. Desert Dancer scribe Jon Croker wrote the screenplay, which is based on an original story by Susan Hill (The Woman in Black).
Having never seen the original film and basing everything on what I’ve heard about it, I guess I can see why there would be a need for a sequel. The first film did score a 65% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and grossed $20 million on its opening weekend here in the US, which was only second to Chronicle‘s numbers.
[Source: Exclusive Media]