In “News that Doesn’t Shock Me at All,” Hammer Studios has already given the thumbs up for a follow up to the 2012 hit, THE WOMAN IN BLACK. According to the HitFix.com, the sequel will be titled, THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGELS OF DEATH and will take place 40 years after the events in the first THE WOMAN IN BLACK:
Susan Hill, the novelist who wrote the original piece, developed the story that is now being turned into a screenplay by Jon Croker, and while it is definitely connected to the original, it’s not a conventional sequel in the sense that it’s about the same exact characters. The first film was set in the early 1900s, about a lawyer who travels to the remote Eel Marsh House to make sense of the estate of his deceased client. That’s when he comes into contact with the Woman In Black. The new film will jump forward four decades and start with a couple who comes into contact with Eel Marsh House, setting off a new haunting.
No casting news or word on who’ll be directing, but I’m looking forward to seeing what Hammer Studios comes up with. Even since reviving the studio, Hammer has been putting out some quality films.