The Woman in Black sequel has its leads in Jeremy Irvine and Phoebe Fox, according to a Monday report from horror website and magazine Fangoria.
The website noted that the plot to last year’s ghostly shocker will take place in World War II. The Marsh House has been converted into a shelter for needy children, and is a virtual hunting ground for the murderous specter from the original, which itself was based on Susan Hill’s novel of the same name.
British television director Tom Harper will take the reins from James Watkins on Jon Croker’s script.
Rather than The Woman in Black 2, producers have gone the subtitle route, settling on The Woman in Black: Angels of Death.
The Woman in Black sequel will be the seventh from the resurrected Hammer Films when it releases next year. It was preceded by the Daniel Radcliffe-starring first entry as well as Beyond the Rave, Let Me In, The Resident, Wake Wood, and, last but not least, The Quiet Ones, which releases this year.
The Quiet Ones stars Jared Harris (Ulysses S. Grant from 2012’s Lincoln and Lane Pryce from Mad Men) as a university physics professor, who assembles a team to help create a poltergeist. Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) will co-star.
(IMDbdoes not have a release date at this time.)
The Woman in Black, released in early 2012, was shot on a budget of $13 million and turned a profit in its first three days of release. As the first post-Harry Potter film for Radcliffe, it has met with commercial and critical success.
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Radcliffe will return to horror with Horns, which releases on October 11.
Are you excited about The Woman in Black sequel? Is this a no-brainer for Hammer Films considering the success of the first, or should they instead focus on more original storylines?