First Look: “THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH”
Hammer’s return has proved fruitful. The James Watkins-directed, Daniel Radcliffe-starring haunter THE WOMAN IN BLACK was classically atmospheric and eerie in construction, and massively successful in release. While we await their next original offering, THE QUIET ONES this spring, the storied company has begun work on a sequel to THE WOMAN IN BLACK, one that remains in Eel Marsh House, but moves the frights to WWII.
With filming now underway, the first images from THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH have been unveiled. In the film, as bombs rain down on London during the Blitz of World War II, a group of school children are evacuated with Eve, their young and beautiful schoolteacher, to the safety of the English countryside. Taken to an old and empty estate, cut-off by a causeway from the mainland, they are left at Eel Marsh House.
One by one the children begin acting strangely and Eve, with the help of local military commander Harry, discovers that the group has awoken a dark force even more terrifying and evil than the city’s air raids. Eve must now confront her own demons to save the children and survive THE WOMAN IN BLACK.
Starring Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCrory, THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH is expected in UK cinemas February of 2015. Tom Harper, who helmed two episodes of the great, great, great THIS IS ENGLAND ’86, is directing. [Variety]