(Written for BritScene)
We’ve been showing you numerous trailers and images for The Woman In Black over the past few months, but CBS Films and Hammer Films have finally released the first clip for this adaptation of Susan Hill’s 1983 horror novel of the same name, along with a new domestic poster and UK quad poster as well.
Directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) and written by Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class), The Woman In Black follows British actor Daniel Radcliffe as a young lawyer in the 1900s who sets about to uncover the truth of a mysterious ghost set on vengeance dressed all in black. When he travels to a remote English village on further exploration into the village’s secrets, he learns that children there routinely die under mysterious circumstances, and begins to encounter fearful visions of the female figure he was warned about.
The haunting first clip features Radcliffe unable to get any rest from the wicked! As he tries to sleep he is crept up on by a mysterious presence.
The new poster, as well, gives us a little more insight into the film’s plot that we’ve heard so much about, as a figure of woman faces a group of children, subtitled “She will never let it go.” This hints at something more interesting going on then just a ghost scaring Radcliffe out of his skin every few minutes as the trailers have shown. I’m actually looking forward to it now, with its release only a couple of weeks away.
The Woman In Black also stars British actors Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer, Roger Allam, Tim McMullan, Shaun Dooley, Cathy Sara, David Burke, Victor McGuire, Lucy May Barker, Liz White, and Mary Stockley, and is set to be released on 3rd February.
Here’s the new poster and the long-awaited clip: