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Hammer Films has found a director for their follow-up to their surprise horror hit “The Woman in Black”, which originally starred Daniel Radcliffe as a lawyer who journeys to the deadly Eel Marsh House, which is being haunted by a vengeful spirit, aka the titular woman in black.
Tom Harper (“Misfits”) will direct the sequel, to be called “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death”, taking over for James Watkins who directed the first movie.
“Angel of Death” will continue the story four decades after the events of the first film, with the spooky estate having been seized by the government during World War II, where “the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant.”
Says Harper about boarding the sequel:
I am thrilled to be a part of The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. This will be a great opportunity for me to collaborate with a brilliantly talented team on the next installment in this exciting series.
Harper’s previous credits include episodes of the cult hit “Misfits” as well as the film “The Scouting Book for Boys” in 2009.
Jon Croker (“Desert Dancer”) wrote the script, based on the novel by Susan Hill.