Legendary British production company Hammer Films has been experiencing a big time revival in the last several years, with last year’s The Woman in Black scaring up big numbers at the box office.
The titular ghost returns in The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, which has just begun production. Read on for all the spooky details!
From the Press Release
Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, and Entertainment One (eOne) announce that filming has begun on The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, the next installment of the most successful British horror film of all time. To be released by eOne in the UK on Friday 13th February 2015, the film will be directed by Tom Harper and will shoot at multiple locations throughout England and Pinewood Studios.
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death stars Phoebe Fox in her first leading role in a feature film. Fox is joined by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations, The Railway Man), the award-winning Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows), and rising star Oaklee Pendergast (The Impossible).
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death continues the original film’s story: Four decades have passed since Arthur Kipps, as played by Daniel Radcliffe, traveled to Eel Marsh House – and now, a group of children are evacuated with their teachers from the perils of Blitz-era London. The group soon awakens Eel Marsh House’s darkest inhabitant.
Directed by Tom Harper (The Scouting Book for Boys, War Book, Peaky Blinders), the screenplay by Jon Croker (Desert Dancer) is based on an original story outline by Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black.
Hammer will produce the film alongside Richard Jackson’s Talisman Films and in association with eOne. Roy Lee and Xavier Marchand will serve among the executive producers.
eOne Films and Exclusive Media are co-financing the film with Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust overseeing production and Alex Walton handling International Sales. eOne Films will distribute in the UK, Spain, and Canada.
Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, said: “We are thrilled to have assembled such a talented team for the next stage in The Woman in Black story with the amazing Tom Harper at the helm.”
Xavier Marchand, eOne’s President of Film Production, said: “We’re excited to be working with our partners from the first film to bring Susan Hill’s iconic character back to the big screen to terrify existing as well as new fans once again.”
Director Tom Harper said: “There’s such a fantastic history of British horror films, and it’s great to be continuing the story of Susan Hill’s vengeful cult character. Jon Croker’s script is haunting and powerful, and I’m delighted to be working with such a great cast and crew to bring it to life.”
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.
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