‘The Woman in Black’ Sequel Announced
Well score another victory for low-budget horror. Hammer Film Productions has announced that after the success of The Woman in Black
, a sequel is in development titled The Woman in Black: Angels of Death
The press release lets loose details of the growing "Woman in Black" world:
"(The first film was) set in the early 1900's and based on the tale of a young lawyer who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the UK, to sort out the papers of a recently deceased client. In the eerie setting of Eel Marsh House he discovers the vengeful ghost of The Woman in Black. This next instalment, The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death
, will continue this story four decades later and focus on the concept of a couple and the experience they have when they encounter the haunted setting of Eel Marsh House."
Much of the original production team behind the first film intends on returning for "Angels of Death." Although the original film that starred Daniel Radcliffe
was based on a singular novel by Susan Hill
. The interesting news for fans of the series is that Hammer has recruited Hill to develop the original story for the sequel, which will be penned by Jon Crocke
r (Desert Dancer
The first film was made with a relatively modest budget of $15 million and went on to amass more than $120 million worldwide. It also scored a 64% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes while bolstering Radcliffe's post-Potter career. The Woman in Black
now stands as the most successful horror film to come out of the UK in more than 20 years.