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

by Kevin Jagernauth
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.

Following an atmospheric teaser, a longer trailer for "The Woman In Black" has arrived and its certainly keeps up our optimism. The plot involves a young lawyer (Radcliffe), who arrives in a small town on the east coast of England to settle the affairs of a recently-deceased old woman, only to discover a series of strange occurrences, including those involving the titular lady. This spot amps up the gothic horror elements, and is thankfully devoid of cheap jump scares, however, with both trailers there is barely a word of actual dialogue from the film which is a bit of a concern as we're curious to see if Radcliffe can ditch the wizard boy affectations. That said, the pedigree behind the camera is pretty solid with "X-Men: First Class” scribe Jane Goldman penning the screenplay and James Watkins, director of the Michael Fassbender horror flick “Eden Lake” at the helm.

All in all, it looks like it's shaping up quite nicely. The film will hit theaters on February 3, 2012 one week before it lands in the U.K. on February 10th. Check it out below.

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  • drdang | August 17, 2011 6:49 AMReply

    I know Radcliffe's the star but I'm sure they could have agreed to include atleast one more name in the trailer...

  • McRaj | August 17, 2011 3:53 AMReply

    It really is a very good trailer. I'm definitely not sold on Radcliffe's acting but this appears to be a step in the right direction.

    Oddly, what annoys me most about Radcliffe is that he always appears really uncomfortable and stiff on-screen, particularly his arms and the way he walks. You would have thought growing up on camera he would at least have those things sorted out. But he seems to work hard and have a real and honorable ambition to be an actor so I am hoping he improves and has success.

  • Annie | August 17, 2011 3:00 AMReply

    I saw the play in London. One of the best- & absolutely terrifying entertainment experiences ever. There's an old (maybe made for TV) movie that that was crap, but the play was great. Can't wait for this

  • Vadim Kosmos | August 17, 2011 2:40 AMReply

    It looks almost identical to the excellent 80s TV version scripted by 'Quatermass' scribe Nigel Kneale.
    I look forward to observing my fellow paying audience members being jolted out of their seats at regular intervals.

  • KT | August 17, 2011 1:26 AMReply

    I remember reading the script at something like 1 a.m. and I ws prreeeeeetttyyyy freaked out...

    Had me looking over my shoulder from the computer screen in my own bedroom.

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