Horror studio Hammer has confirmed a sequel to the box office hit The Woman in Black is now in development.
Based on an original story by Susan Hill, The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death continues the story 40 years on and focuses on the experiences of a young couple when they encounter the haunted setting of Eel Marsh House.
The first film has grossed over $100 million worldwide since its release in February 2012.
The sequel is being developed by the same team behind the original which starred Daniel Radcliffe and will be produced by Exclusive Media, Talisman, Cross Creek Pictures and Alliance Films. Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment will serve as Executive Producer.
Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer Films said: “We are proud and honoured to be working with Susan again on The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death, a wonderful new tale every bit as atmospheric and terrifying as its predecessor The Woman in Black.”
Nigel Sinclair Co-Chairman and CEO of Exclusive Media added: “It’s thrilling to be able to work with someone of Susan’s literary calibre on such a fascinating project. It’s also fantastic to have Jon on board again to help bring this new story to life on the big screen.”