Oh, happy day. Finally CBS Films has announced a Stateside release date for the latest big screen adaptation of the terrifying novel by Susan Hill, The Woman in Black. Get out your calendars, kids. This is one date you’re going to want to keep.
Look for the latest addition to the Hammer Films canon to be in theatres on January 20th, 2012. The UK will be getting it on February 10th, 2012. Finally we beat our friends across the pond by scoring something cool before they do!
Joining star Daniel Radcliffe are Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White, Alisa Khazanova, Tim McMullan, Roger Allam, Daniel Cerqueira, Shaun Dooley, Mary Stockley, Cathy Sara, David Burke, Victor McGuire, and Lucy May Barker. James Watkins (Eden Lake) is at the directorial helm with a screenplay by Jane Goldman.
The Woman in Black follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the UK and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in an old and isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover its tragic secrets, and his unease grows when he discovers that the local village is held hostage by the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance.