Writer of original novel has developed the follow-up 'Angels Of Death'
A sequel to The Woman In Black is in the works, with original author Susan Hill on board.
Hammer’s adaptation of Hill’s acclaimed 1983 ghost story, starring Daniel Radcliffe, became the most successful British horror movie of the last 20 years, taking $33 million (£21 million) in the UK and $120 million (£75 million) worldwide.
Now, Hill will collaborate with Hammer directly on The Woman In Black: Angels Of Death. Although the story was never written as a follow-up novel, it is an original story developed by Hill herself, marking the beginning of a franchise. The screenplay will be written by Jon Crocker.
The Woman In Black was set in the early 1900s and following a young lawyer travelling to the deserted Eel Marsh House to sort the papers of a recently-deceased client. The sequel will pick up events 40 years later and focus on a young couple’s experiences at Eel Marsh House.
Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President and 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 bring this new story to life on the big screen.”
Watch the trailer for The Woman In Black at the top of the page.