Tom Harper boards Woman In Black sequel
by Naman Ramachandran
- Highest grossing British horror returns for next outing
Tom Harper (The Scouting Book For Boys [+see also:
film profile]) has signed on to direct The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the next instalment in the series of The Woman In Black. The Woman in Black [+see also:
film profile], starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake [+see also:
film profile]) is the highest grossing British horror film of the last 20 years, grossing over $35 million in the UK and more than $130 million worldwide.
The sequel will continue the story four decades later. Seized by the government during World War II, the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant. Screenwriter Jon Croker (Ealing Comedy) wrote the screenplay, based on an original story by Susan Hill (The Woman in Black).
Exclusive Media, Talisman, Cross Creek Pictures and Alliance Films, in addition to Roy Lee who will serve as Executive Producer, will produce the film. Alliance Films will co-finance the film. Tobin Armbrust, Exclusive Media’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions, will oversee production. Alex Walton, Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution will be handling sales. Alliance Films will distribute in the UK (Momentum Pictures), Spain (Aurum Producciones) and Canada (Alliance Films).
Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer Films said, “We are assembling a terrific team to bring The Woman in Black: Angel of Death to the big screen and Tom is a great addition to that family. His unique visual approach and storytelling style perfectly compliments the smart, sophisticated horror movies that Hammer is championing.”
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