The Woman In Black surprised many when it became the biggest horror-thriller ever at the UK box office and found success around the world too. Unsurprising a sequel was soon announced, with Susan Hill, who wrote the original Woman In Black novel, coming up with an idea for it.
Daniel Radcliffe won’t be back, so a new cast is needed. Now it’s been announced that Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Phoebe Fox (Switch) have signed up to star in The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.
The film will continue the story four decades after the first film. Seized by the government during World War II, the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant. There’s no news on exactly who Irvine and Fox will be, although we assume they’ll be busy getting haunted in the movie (although we reckon Jeremy Irvine is too pretty to haunt – ghosts leave him alone!).
Tom Harper will direct from a screenplay by Jon Croker wrote the screenplay. Harper commented, “Jeremy and Phoebe are fantastic actors to continue The Woman in Black’s chilling tale. I’m looking forward to working with them both on the film and can’t wait to start shooting with the pair.”
Interestingly the announcement refers to Angel Of Death as ‘the next installment’, suggesting they may want to make a few more after this one.