Official: Hammer Nails Rights for The Woman in Black
For those of you out there unfamiliar with the Susan Hill book or the 1989 TV movie of The Woman in Black, take our advice and track them down immediately. You won't be sorry! We're talking some really scary stuff here, man! Even better? A new version from Hammer Films is officially on its way!
Following up on our original story out of AFM, according to Variety Exclusive Media Group's production arm Hammer Films has acquired the feature film rights to Susan Hill's bestselling chiller The Woman in Black.
Up-and-coming Brit helmer James Watkins (Eden Lake) is attached to direct the film, which has been adapted for the screen by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Stardust).
The story revolves around a young lawyer who is ordered to travel to a remote village to take care of a deceased client's papers. The young man glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black during his stay, leading to the uncovering of a tragic secret.
No word yet on if this will be filmed in 3D as originally reported (see above link).
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