Woman in Black sequel gets the go-ahead

Hammer has commissioned Susan Hill to pen a follow-up to the massively successful horror film

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Following its huge success at the box office, Hammer has begun work on a sequel to The Woman in Black.

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The Woman in Black: Angels of Death will be written by author Susan Hill, adapted for the screen by Jon Croker, and set four decades after the events of the first film, focusing on a couple encountering the haunted Eel Marsh House.

The Woman in Black, which starred Daniel Radcliffe and was directed by James Watkins, earned £75m worldwide and spent three weeks at the top of the UK box office charts when it was released in February.

Hammer Films president Simon Oakes said: “We are proud and honoured to be working with Susan again on The Woman in Black: Angels of Death, a wonderful new tale every bit as atmospheric and terrifying as its predecessor.”

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The studio has also recently announced two more films shortly to go into production, The Quiet Ones and Gaslight, both of which will be shot in the UK.