3D Version of The Woman in Black Coming from Hammer!

Now this is the best news I’ve heard from AFM all day! Andrew has reported in that Hammer Films, which is having a pretty amazing resurgence already what with The Resident and Let Me In in post-production and currently filming, respectively, is about to tackle one of the best ghost stories ever written, The Woman in Black. And that’s not all — it’s going to be in 3D!

Jane Goldman, who is best known for co-writing the big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, will be penning the script based on Susan Hill’s 1983 novel about a menacing spectre that haunts a small English town. It has had numerous stage adaptations and was turned into a British TV movie in 1989 by Nigel Kneale, creator of the Quatermass science-fiction serials, but this will be its first theatrical version.

The question looms as to how well the tale will take to a 3D treatment, but if anyone can do it justice, Hammer’s probably a good bet. For an idea of what we’re in for, watch the following clip in which solicitor Arthur Kidd encounters The Woman in Black in the marshes of Eel Marsh House after being sent by his superiors to attend to the funeral of Mrs. Alice Drablow, an elderly widow who lived alone in seclusion at the home. Is she not the spookiest thing you’ve ever seen?

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  • dynamix

    omg…i’m so excited! The original rank in my top 15 horror of all time! please keep us updated!

  • Cash Bailey

    Susan Hill also wrote a fantastic little novella about a haunted painting called THE MAN IN THE PICTURE.

    Pick it up if you see it. It’s a quick read but compelling for every page in that classic English ghost story tradition.

    • The Woman In Black

      Thanks for the tip! Just found it on Amazon, and it’s on its way.