Woman in Black sequel gets the go-ahead

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


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


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.”


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.