Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Woman in Black director James Watkins and star Daniel Radcliffe are gearing up for a reunion, but it won’t be for a horror sequel. Radcliffe has just signed on for Gold, about the rivalry between British runners Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett leading up to the 1980 Olympics. Basically, it’s a bit like Rush, only with feet instead of wheels. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
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Fingers crossed that the sequel to The Woman in Black, to be called The Woman in Black: Angels of Death, will have an era-appropriate cover of Slayer’s most famous song buried somewhere in the story. (Seems unlikely, but one can hope. I’ll probably have to just be happy with the song’s use in Gremlins 2.)
Here’s what we know about the sequel to the highest-grossing British film of the past 20 years: the story begun in the first film will be continued 40 years later. Jon Crocker is developing the script based on a story by Susan Hill, who also wrote the tale upon which the first film was based. But will Daniel Radcliffe return? Big spoilers follow for those who haven’t seen The Woman in Black. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2011 by Angie Han
The last trailer we saw for The Woman in Black was heavy on atmosphere but light on plot, deploying shots of run-down toys, some mysterious little girls, and a terrified-looking Daniel Radcliffe to set an effectively creepy mood. The newer UK trailer is somewhat more straightforward, offering fewer shots of eerie monkey toys but a much better idea of the actual story.
Radcliffe stars as young lawyer Arthur Kipps, who travels to the countryside in order to settle the affairs of a recently deceased client. Once there, he encounters the spectre of a woman hell-bent on revenge. The period horror was directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) from a screenplay by Jane Goldman (Stardust, Kick-Ass), which in turn was adapted from Susan Hill‘s 1983 novel. Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, and Roger Allam also star. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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It’s nice to see someone trying to make a genuine ghost story. We used to see a lot more films in the vein of The Woman in Black, but they’ve fallen somewhat out of favor. For his first post-Harry Potter film role, Daniel Radcliffe chose to go with a ghost tale scripted by Jane Goldman (Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) based on the well-regarded novel by Susan Hill. The first teaser for the film, released a couple months back, had some good chills, and this full trailer is characterized by a thick, bleak atmosphere that is quite appropriate for a story about a young lawyer who confronts ghosts and secrets while settling an estate. Read More »
The first big post-Harry Potter role for Daniel Radcliffe is in the thriller The Woman in Black, which is a period-set tale about a young lawyer who encounters a ghost when hired to sort out an estate’s papers. The movie is also part of the return of the once-great Hammer Films label. A teaser for The Woman in Black has been released, and though there really isn’t much to it — shadows and the implication of some scares — you can check it out below. Read More »
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Things have gone a little bit Harry Potter crazy in the last few days, but that’s to be expected with the huge movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 coming out so soon. Well, the people at Hammer Films aren’t going to let the Potter wave go by without taking ride as they’ve revealed the first official photos of Potter-star Daniel Radcliffe in their upcoming period horror film The Woman in Black. Directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) from an adapted screenplay by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Stardust), it’s about a young lawyer (Radcliffe) who must uncover a small town mystery involving the title character. Ciaran Hinds and Janet McTeer co-star in the film based on the novel by Susan Hill. We saw some set photos in September but, after the break, we’ve got two official images, the plot description and more. Read More »
Daniel Radcliffe‘s first film gig after the Harry Potter series wrapped is a starring role in Woman in Black, an adaptation of a Susan Hill story that is being produced by the relaunched Hammer Films. The first shot of Radcliffe in costume is now floating around, and you can see it in full after the break. Read More »
One of the best things about the Harry Potter series of films has been watching Daniel Radcliffe grow into a real actor. With the Potter films all but done, there’s no small amount of interest in what Radcliffe will next do on film. He’s tapped for the version of All Quiet on the Western Front that might shoot in 2012, but before that he’ll take the lead in the 3D Hammer horror film Woman in Black. Read More »
Variety have the announcement of James Watkins‘ next. The writer-director describes Methuselah as “an adrenalized thriller that has a bit of intelligence and resonance”. Here’s hoping – how many times have we been promised that but, then… well, we get a lot of adrenaline, I won’t question that.
The title refers to the biblical character who lived for a millennium, give or take, before getting drowned in the great flood. In the film’s screenplay, the character is a man who has aged so slowly he’s been around long enough to hone his “incredible set of survival skills” but is still young enough to be typical leading man material. Will he drown at the end? I don’t think so – this smacks of franchise launching.
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