Magazine article Screen International

Tom Harper to Direct Woman in Black Follow-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Tom Harper to Direct Woman in Black Follow-Up

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EXCLUSIVE: BAFTA-nominated Harper [pictured] will direct sequel to horror smash; plot to revolve around Eel Marsh House four decades after original, shoot likely next spring.

The Scouting Book for Boys and Misfits director Tom Harper is to direct The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, Hammer's sequel to global horror smash The Woman in Black.

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The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

According to the production, the horror will "continue the story four decades later". This time around, after being seized by the government during World War II, the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children [not soldiers, as had been speculated] at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant - The Woman in Black.

The film will revolve around a young female nurse, which the production is out to cast on.

Speaking to Screen, Simon Oakes, vice-chairman of Exclusive Media and president & CEO of Hammer Films, finally put to bed the rumour that Daniel Radcliffe could have a part in the film. Oakes hopes the film will shoot in the UK next spring.

Jon Croker (Desert Dancer) has written the screenplay, which is based on an original story by The Woman in Black writer Susan Hill.

As previously reported, the same production team behind the first film - Exclusive Media, Talisman, Cross Creek Pictures and Alliance Films, in addition to executive producer Roy Lee - are on board once again. CBS has first look on US distribution.

Alliance Films will co-finance and Tobin Armbrust of Exclusive will again oversee production. Sales are being handled by Exclusive and Alliance will again distribute in the UK (Momentum Pictures), Spain (Aurum Producciones) and Canada (Alliance Films). …

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