Two months ago we brought you the news that a sequel to the hit supernatural horror film The Woman in Black was in development at Hammer Films with the participation of Susan Hill, the author of the novel the movie was based upon. Jon Croker, a story editor on the first film, is penning the screenplay.
Plot details for the sequel, which will be titled The Woman in Black: Angels of Death, have also been released and can be red below.
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.
The first Woman in Black took in $120 million in worldwide box office from a budget of $17 million, making it mighty profitable and a ready-made franchise for the revitalized Hammer Films, which has been churning classic British horror films since the 1950s.
Daniel Radcliffe and James Watkins, the star and director of the original respectively, will likely not return for the sequel.