In case you thought the end of the film, The Woman In Black, was the end of the story, you were wrong. It was recently announced by Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer and Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media, Hammer’s parent company, that Hammer and Talisman are developing a new film, The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death, which will continue the story of The Woman in Black 40 years later.
The sequel, is also an adaptation of an original story created by the author, Susan Hill.
If you haven’t seen the film, you can read two reviews we have here, one detailing the horror aspect and the other an overall review. The film and novel are set in the early 1900’s and features a young lawyer, played by Daniel Radcliffe in the film, as he heads to Eel Marsh House to settle paperwork but instead discovers the vengeful ghost known as the titular Woman In Black. The sequel is set forty years later when a couple experiences a haunting in the marsh house.
The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death is set to be brought to the big screen by the same production team behind last years film. It will be produced by Exclusive Media, Talisman, Cross Creek Pictures and Alliance Films, in addition to Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment, who will serve as Executive Producer.
Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer Films said,
We are proud and honoured to be working with Susan again on ‘The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death,’ a wonderful new tale every bit as atmospheric and terrifying as its predecessor ‘The Woman in Black.’”
Nigel Sinclair Co-Chairman and CEO of Exclusive Media added:
It’s thrilling to be able to work with someone of Susan’s literary calibre on such a fascinating project. It’s also fantastic to have Jon on board again to help bring this new story to life on the big screen.”
There is no word yet regarding the full plot, or an anticipated release date. Normally, I am suspicious of sequels but considering this one is also written by the author of the first, and the same team is returning, it might be pretty good.