Director Tom Harper began filming horror sequel, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death in early November, but Hammer CEO Simon Oakes is already thinking ahead to even more sequels.
The first Woman in Black, directed by James Watkins and starring Daniel Radcliffe, was a huge hit, and naturally Hammer are expecting more of the same from the sequel. If the sequel is successful, then you can’t argue plans for more film, but the film will not be released in cinemas until 2015, and already Oakes is talking two more sequels.
In an interview with Total Film, Oakes said “If your second’s successful, then your third, then you’ve got a franchise,” he says. “I just don’t believe in the notion that you can press a button and create a franchise, but, I mean, I’m definitely planning 3 and 4…”
So there you have it, The Woman in Black 3 and 4 could well be on the way soon as well.
The film has also announced a UK cinema release date of February 13th 2015.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH 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.
Directed by Tom Harper, the film will be brought to the big screen by the same production team behind THE WOMAN IN BLACK and produced by Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Simon Oakes, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Talisman Films’ Richard Jackson, in addition to Roy Lee who will serve as Executive Producer.
Screenwriter Jon Croker (DESERT DANCER) wrote the screenplay, based on an original story by Susan Hill (The Woman In Black).
THE WOMAN IN BLACK, starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by James Watkins (EDEN LAKE) has become the highest grossing British horror film of the past 20 years, grossing over $130 worldwide.
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death is directed by Tom Harper, and the screenplay has been adapted by Jon Croker based on Susan Hill’s original story. The cast includes Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Helen McCrory and Leanne Best.
The Woman in Black was set in the early 1900s and detailed the story of a young lawyer who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the U.K. to sort out the papers of a recently deceased client. In the eerie setting of Eel Marsh House he discovers the vengeful ghost of the title.
Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.