THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH is the sequel to this past winter's haunted house creeper THE WOMAN IN BLACK, although I suppose that's self-explanatory. Flick went into the works not long after WIB opened here in the states, with Jon Croker tapped to pen the screenplay. Now the Hammer Films project has a director in Tom Harper.
Who might Tom Harper be? He's a London-born director who has helmed episodes of the BBC superhero show "Misfits", as well as the channel's recent fantasy, THE BORROWERS. He's quoted as saying: “I am thrilled to be a part of The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. This will be a great opportunity for me to collaborate with a brilliantly talented team on the next installment in this exciting series.”
Shooting in the spring, ANGEL OF DEATH goes like this: Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed children to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes 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.
The new film is looking to be just the first in a series of sequels to WOMAN IN BLACK, which has become the highest-grossing British horror film of the past 20 years, grossing over $33 million in the UK and crossing the $120 million box office mark worldwide.