Rumoured to be the scariest film of the year, James Watkins’ The Woman in Black has been teasing us with clips and images for sometime now. Over the past two days two new posters have been revealed, one of them official and the other is rumoured to be the UK poster. The real poster shows Daniel Radcliffe taking centre stage, while the second and much more impressive poster shows the Woman in Black herself facing what I can only presume are ghosts. It is funny how the UK and US posters differ, and if this is the official UK poster, I prefer it alot more than the cartoonish US poster. Either way, the film is at the top of my must-see horrors of the year list which you can read here.
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James Watkins (Eden Lake) transforms Daniel Radcliffe in what looks like one incredible performance, and he will be supported by Janet McTeer, Ciaran Hinds, Roger Allam and Sophie Stuckey. The film is based on the chilling novel written by Susan Hill, and Jane Goldman has written the screenplay.
Based on the classic ghost story, THE WOMAN IN BLACK tells the tale of Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son and travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House.
Working alone in the old mansion, Kipps begins to uncover the town’s tragic and tortured secrets and his fears escalate when he discovers that local children have been dying under mysterious circumstances. When those closest to him become threatened by the vengeful woman in black, Kipps must find a way to break the cycle of terror.
The Woman in Black arrives in UK cinemas 10th February 2012.
By Matt Wavish