Bleeding Cool recently caught up with Hammer’s CEO Simon Oakes, who was one of the attendees during last week's special screening of The Woman in Black which was held in the UK. Afterwards Oakes dropped the following info...
"We are working on not a sequel but a continuation of The Woman in Black. Susan Hill wrote an outline story about what happened 40 years later to the woman in Woman in Black and the house and all of that. It’s completely different. It’s completely different. Obviously with a different story and cast"
Despite the emphasis given to "Eve" in the plot synopsis reveal, Oakes suggested to fans and BC that this spin-off might be more of an ensemble piece:
"I can’t give away the story. It’s just different. But it doesn’t require one certain actor to carry it, if you like… we will cast as well as we can."
According to the BC there was also a hint or two revealing that star of the first film, Daniel Radcliffe could make an appearance in the follow-up. However from what I can gather it appears that his role will be small. Oakes wouldn’t deny the speculation, and even went as far as saying Radcliffe “might” appear.
In closing Oakes also talked a little about their further plans for the series, which may include more installments:
"...I also think with a bit of luck, The Woman in Black is sort of like the brand… we won’t count our chickens but absolutely. Plans are afoot."
Even if Radcliffe returns for the sequel, it'll be interested to see how successful the film without his character as as the main focus. In closing, do you think audiences are willing to dig into another serving of The Woman in Black?
In the sequel, "Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh House has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients, but soon realises she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black."
Source: Bleeding Cool