“The Woman in Black,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, was a surprise hit last winter, doing well enough that Hammer Films announced in April that they were making a sequel. Considering how, shall we say, things ended for some characters, that may have seemed a rather difficult task.
But where there’s a will, there’s a way, and the sequel is moving forward, with a script by Jon Croker. ShockTillYouDrop has plot details, so stop reading now if you don’t want to know what they’re going to do:
Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.
Okay, so they’re moving it forward and swapping a male main character for a female character. It all sounds good enough for me.
James Watkins directed “The Woman in Black,” but no director has been announced for the sequel yet. There also isn’t a release date, but I’m guessing they’ll aim for the same winter period. We look forward to casting news.