BAFTA nominated director Tom Harper (‘The Scouting Book for Boys,” Channel 4’s “Misfits”) has signed on to direct the sequel to the popular and wildly successful Hammer horror film, “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.” This next film in the series of the worldwide box office hit was announced last Friday by Simon Oakes, President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media (Hammer’s parent company), Brian Oliver, President of Cross Creek Pictures and Xavier Marchand Alliance Films’ President of Worldwide Distribution.
“The Woman in Black: Angel of Death” will be produced by the same production team behind the first “Woman in Black,” including Tobin Armbrust, Exclusive Media’s President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions, who will oversee production. The companies behind the film will be Exclusive Media, Talisman, Cross Creek Pictures and Alliance Films, in addition to Roy Lee who will serve as Executive Producer. Alliance Films will co-finance the film. Screenwriter Jon Croker is responsible for the screenplay, which is based on an original story by Susan Hill.
“The Woman in Black: Angel Of Death” will continue the story of the first film–four decades later, Eel Marsh House becomes property of the government during World War II and is used as the home for evacuated children. Soon, Eel Marsh House will have its darkest inhabitant awakened.