The Woman In Black – February 10, 2012 (in the UK)
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer
Directed by: James Watkins
Written by: Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Stardust, X-Men: First Class)
“Young lawyer Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe) leaves his son in London to settle the legal affairs of the recently deceased Alice Drablow. He discovers a series of inexplicable accidents and suicides have forced the parents of her village to barricade their children indoors, as if protecting them from an unseen foe. When Arthur stays the night all alone at the Drablow’s foreboding house, he hears the screams of a drowning child and sees decaying children listlessly wandering the marshes. He will soon discover these haunting figures share the same date of death, and the same killer.
The ghost of a scorned woman, who was unable to save her beloved son Nathaniel from drowning, The Woman In Black takes on a horrifying form. Set on vengeance, her veil hides gaping sockets eaten away by scavengers and her curse hides an even darker secret … whenever she is seen, a child dies.
In the face of hostility from the local residents, Arthur dredges up Nathaniel’s skeleton and buries it with his mother, hoping the evil spectre will finally rest in peace. In a cruel twist of fate, the Woman In Black turns her claws towards Arthur’s young son. To avoid a fate worse than death, Arthur must now sacrifice everything he holds dear and save his child.” – Jane Goldman, writer
Right now, there’s only a teaser which reveals pretty much nothing, but I’m excited nonetheless. I love the writing in Stardust and Kick-Ass, so I’m anticipating this being excellent. Also, Dan Radcliffe is a promising actor who is so cute I just want to put him in my pocket. It will be nice to see him in something so not Harry Potter.