If a movie stars Daniel Radcliffe, it's likely to become a franchise. That's what happened with last year's The Woman in Black, Radcliffe's first post-Harry Potter role. Based on Susan Hill's 1983 novel of the same name, The Woman in Black became the most successful British horror movie in 20 years, so the fact that a sequel is now in preparation isn't very surprising.
Hill never wrote a sequel to her novel, but Deadline reports that Hammer Films is teaming with Hill for the movie sequel. Set 40 years after the events of the original (roughly, the 1940s), The Woman in Black: Angels of Death will follow a new couple who move into Eel Marsh House, the same house where Radcliffe faced off against the spectre. No word yet on whether director James Watkins will return, but it looks like Jane Goldman will not, as Jon Croker, who worked as a story editor on the original, will pen the sequel.
The Woman in Black sequel is in its early stages, so neither the cast nor a production start have been announced. While The Woman in Black was clearly a financial success, earning $112 million worldwide, a significant portion of that was due to Radcliffe's involvement and it will be interesting to see if the sequel will have a similar fate. Posted 04.02.12 by Ryan
For Daniel Radcliffe, the transition from his infamous Harry Potter role to new found roles has been quite seamless. Radcliffe's The Woman in Black has become the most successful British horror film in the past 20 years.
Originally inspired by the classic novel written by Susan Hill, adapted by Jane Goldman and directed by James Watkins, The Woman in Black has stayed in the number one spot in the U.K. box office for the past three weeks. So far the movie has brought in £14.6 million ($23.2 million), earning the movie the title of the highest-grossing British horror film in the past 20 years. more about the movie's success >> Posted 02.28.12 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Chronicle ||$22M ||$22M ||Nearly doubled its $12M budget in just three days; 4th-highest Super Bowl weekend debut ever |
|The Woman in Black ||$21M ||$21M ||Daniel Radcliffe proves he can carry a movie without a wand in first hit for CBS Films |
|The Grey ||$9.5M ||$34.8M ||Dropped a steep 52% in its second weekend; action pic has grossed $34M in two weekends |
|Big Miracle ||$8.5M ||$8.5M ||Counterprogramming effort against the Super Bowl didn't pan out well; still, audiences gave Big Miracle an A- |
|Underworld: Awakening ||$5.6M ||$54.3M ||After three weeks, vampire flick has amassed $54M, slightly outpacing Underworld: Evolution |
Posted 02.05.12 by reelz
There's more than one titanic struggle taking place this Super Bowl weekend besides the matchup between the Giants and the Patriots: Fox's Chronicle and CBS Films' The Woman in Black are locked in a tight battle for first place at the box office, with Chronicle taking the early lead. To help sway moviegoers to ditch first-time feature director Josh Trank's "found footage" movie about teens with super powers and give the win to director James Watkins' (Eden Lake) movie about a haunted village, CBS Films has released the opening scene of The Woman in Black, which includes an introduction by the star of the movie, Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame. watch the opening scene >> Posted 02.05.12 by BrentJS
A new poster and preview clip have arrived online for The Woman in Black, which features actor Daniel Radcliffe in his first post-Harry Potter role, and one that may be too intense for some of the Radcliffe's younger fans.
Based on the 1983 novel by Susan Hill, The Woman in Black follows Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a remote village which he soon discovers is being haunted by the ghostly spectre known as the Woman in Black. Radcliffe has previously admitted that he hopes the role would help shed his Harry Potter image, as it allows him to play a young father. "If I get that right, that is something that immediately separates me from Harry," Radcliffe said in August of 2010.
Director James Watkins (Eden Lake) was also looking for Radcliffe to be viewed as something other than an iconic, bespectacled wizard, admitting to Bloody-Disgusting recently that he hopes audiences will "revisit him as an actor." watch the clip and see the poster >> Posted 01.25.12 by Ryan
Daniel Radcliffe gave ET Canada a look at the set for the upcoming movie adaptation of Susan Hill's novel, The Woman in Black. While the old house looked decidedly creepy and spooky in the trailers with the muted color palate created by the movie's dark lighting, the Victorian toys and furniture look even scarier when the bright, garish colors are revealed by a TV crew. Though the movie is based on a good old-fashioned ghost story, Radcliffe is adamant that the set is not haunted, and the actor is also amazed at the size of Victorian-era spiders.
Along with the new behind-the-scenes clip, there is also a new television spot out for the movie. Like most scary movies, the spot leaves us thinking: Why doesn't he just grab the papers and work on them in some office, not in that awful house? Hopefully there will be an adequate answer to that question when the movie opens on February 3rd. watch the clip and the TV spot >> Posted 01.05.12 by Mandy
The Woman in Black is already creating quite a stir, since the release of it's creepy and mysterious trailers. Particularly because this is the break away film for Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe. Since wrapping up the final film for the series, Radcliffe has been working hard to recreate his image from the famous, young wizard we have known him as.
Radcliffe portrays a young lawyer who voyages to an isolated English village in order to settle a recently deceased woman's estate. There, he encounters a vengeful and disdainful ghost who has been menacing the locals. From the looks of it, dealing with this haunting will not be an easy task. Watch the trailer Posted 11.22.11 by reelz
Now removed from the world of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe is still the man to look to when the world of the supernatural starts causing problems.
Radcliffe's latest movie, The Woman in Black, sees the actor play Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a remote village where he soon discovers the ghostly spectre known as the Woman in Black. Despite warnings from the locals (oh, them and their warnings), Radcliffe searches for the identity of the Woman in Black and what it is she truly wants.
A new, creepy trailer for the movie, based on the 1983 novel by Susan Hill, has been released via MSN UK, and shows Radcliffe in a huge amount of trouble with no one coming to help this time. watch the trailer >> Posted 10.14.11 by Ryan
He sings, he dances, he casts spells, and apparently Daniel Radcliffe can practice law in the 19th century while rocking some awesome sideburns too! He's starring in the period ghost story The Woman in Black, and while Radcliffe looks quite handsome, the movie is starting to look pretty scary.
The second trailer for the flick gives up more of the goods than the first which only had a few eerie images and ominous chimes. From this second trailer it's clear that The Woman in Black is a good, old-fashioned ghost story in which Radcliffe is all alone in remote, old, English house that's full of creepy toys and dark hallways. Really, there's no better place for a haunting to take place. Watch the trailer >> Posted 08.17.11 by Mandy
Daniel Radcliffe's first post-Harry Potter movie still has the actor dealing with the supernatural, only, this time, the spirit isn't benevolent.
The teaser trailer for The Woman in Black has arrived online, offering the first footage of Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a remote village where he encounters the spectre known as the Woman in Black. Little of the movie's story is revealed in the trailer, which instead concentrates on the movie's grim setting and mood. As shadows creepily move behind Radcliffe, the trailer promises "the most chilling ghost story of our time comes to life." Watch the trailer >> Posted 04.11.11 by Ryan