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Jeremy Irvine & Phoebe Fox To Star In 'The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 30, 2013 9:00 PM
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Whether the success of “The Woman in Black” was down to it being Daniel Radcliffe’s first big post-'Potter' role or simply a yearning from audiences for old-school chilling horror, it performed well enough at the box office ($127 million worldwide) to justify a sequel. Anyone who saw the first film will know that a direct sequel wouldn’t be the easiest thing to pull off, so “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death” will pick up 40 years later during World War II at Eel Marsh House, and will focus on a new couple being haunted by the titular ghoul.

Next Installment 'The Woman In Black: Angels Of Death' Now Moving Forward

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 8:32 AM
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Well, it hasn't taken long for Hammer Films to decide to try and keep the money train going on what is easily their most financially successful project to date. The solid, old fashioned horror flick "The Woman In Black" opened this winter not only to mostly good reviews, but solid box office, opening #2 in the U.S. but also doing oustanding business in its native U.K. and when the receipts were all tallied up, the movie took in over $110 million. Not too shabby at all. So of course, a sequel is now calling.

Discuss: After 'Project X,' 'Chronicle' & Universal's $5 Million Retool Of 'Ouija' Is Low-Budget The New Mega-Budget?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 7, 2012 2:58 PM
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After a brutal year at the box office in 2011, with many seemingly sure-fire things underperforming, the studios have been breathing a sigh of relief in 2012 so far. For each of the nine weekends of 2012 so far, takings at U.S. theaters have been significantly higher than the equivalent weekendsin previous years, and two movies, "The Vow" and "Safe House," have already crossed the psychologically vital $100 million barrier, with "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" a dead cert to join them by the end of next weekend.

In Theaters: 'The Woman in Black' Will Hope To 'Chronicle' A 'Big Miracle'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • February 3, 2012 5:16 PM
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Happy Friday all, and welcome to February. It finally feels like a normal release weekend, now that we are out of the January no-mans-land. Funny how that self-fulfilling prophecy works out. Or, how studios strictly adhere to the "January movie" policy. Anyway, onwards and upwards my pets. We've got to get to the teen found footage movies, and the heartwarming whale tales, and the haunted house flicks, and the lone awards-contender dregs. Go go gadget In Theaters! 

Daniel Radcliffe Talks About The Legacy Of Hammer Films & 'The Woman In Black'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 3, 2012 11:02 AM
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Armchair viewers might be surprised by this development, but Daniel Radcliffe, the young actor who played "Harry Potter" in a massive eight-film franchise is fully grown. And he's hit the ground running, playing a grieving windower in the gothic Hammer Films release "The Woman In Black." Radcliffe stars as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a small village for a job only to find the locals terrorized by a villainous specter.

Review: 'The Woman In Black' A Smart, Stylish & Atmospheric Old School Horror Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 11:57 AM
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Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a walking wound. Still mourning the death of his wife a couple of years after she gave birth to their son, the young lawyer has seen his career put into jeopardy and this worry is compounded by the bills beginning to stack up. The patience and sympathy of his boss is beginning to run out, and in a last chance to save his job, Arthur is given the task of heading to the remote village of Crythin Gifford to settle the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House. Arthur's boss warns that the locals have been a bit uncooperative, a description the lawyer will soon find to be an understatement. And despite a calculated effort by the citizens, who literally put him on a carriage back to the station to catch the train to London, he perserveres, and is slowly ensnared in a mystery that has essentially paralyzed the town.

Jane Goldman Adapting Eisner Award-Winning Comic 'Nonplayer' For Warner Bros.

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 2, 2012 9:56 AM
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Beloved and beautiful geek scribe Jane Goldman has her hands full. In addition to penning this weekend's gothic Hammer horror story "The Woman In Black," she's lined up a number of big projects. And while there's a chance one of them may or may not be involved in the forthcoming "X-Men: First Class" sequel, she may have bigger fish to fry.

Watch: Daniel Radcliffe Faces The Dark In New 'The Woman In Black' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2011 9:56 AM
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The next six to eight weeks or so are a feast for film lovers, with a smorgasboard of arthouse highlights and big-deal tentpoles all arriving in theaters, but as soon as the clock strikes twelve on New Year's Eve, then we'll be faced with Everything Else the studios have to offer. The post-Christmas winter months are generally a wasteland of mediocre efforts, but every once in a while there is a diamond in the rough that stands out from the pack and in 2012, the gothic horror pic "The Woman In Black" has the potential to do just that.

Watch: A Haunted House Creeps Out Harry Potter In New Trailer For 'The Woman In Black'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2011 2:26 AM
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Like we said yesterday about Emma Watson stepping out boldly in her post-"Harry Potter" career, same goes for Daniel Radcliffe. The actor, who has done a couple of small films in between the 'Potter' pics and earned raves on stage in "Equus" and "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," is set to taking his first leading role now that he's all grown up, in the horror film "The Woman In Black."

Watch: Promisingly Spooky Trailer For Daniel Radcliffe's 'The Woman In Black'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2011 12:59 PM
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Well, it's all over. Harry Potter has cast his last spell and Daniel Radcliffe, after spending a decade with the character, now has to get on with the rest of his career. The transition out of a mega-franchise can be difficult (please see Sean Astin), but Radcliffe has made a smart first step, opting for something a little more adult, that will still appeal to the fans who have grown up with him over the years.

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