In some of the most obvious news of the day, Hammer revealed that it isn’t just thinking about one sequel to The Woman in Black (due in UK cinemas next year), they’re talking about a prospective franchise.
In an interview with Total Film, Hammer CEO Simon Oakes had this to say:
“If your second’s successful, then your third, then you’ve got a franchise,” he says. “I just don’t believe in the notion that you can press a button and create a franchise, but, I mean, I’m definitely planning 3 and 4…”
Of course, this isn’t even the first time Hammer has floated the idea of multiple sequels to The Woman in Black. Back in July, Oakes referred to The Woman in Black as a potential brand and now he’s reiterating that plan.
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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