Based on the classic ghost story, The Woman In Black tells the tale of Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son and travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House.
Working alone in the old mansion, Kipps begins to uncover the town’s tragic and tortured secrets and his fears escalate when he discovers that local children have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances. When those closest to him become threatened by the vengeful woman in black, Kipps must find a way to break the cycle of terror.
The Woman In Black also stars Ciaran Hinds (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Janet McTeer (Tumbleweeds), was adapted from Susan Hill’s novel for the screen by Jane Goldman (Kick Ass) and directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake).
This teaser trailer gives us a snippet of the eeriness evoked by Watkins’ film, as children recite the chilling rhyme throughout and we see Radcliffe’s character as he experiences the supernatural events first-hand. While the narrative holds true to well-worn/classic haunted house formulae, this is Hammer Horror thrust into the modern era of film-making. No longer limited by visibly low-budget sets and facilities, The Woman In Black is a taste of what can be expected from the revived studio in future.
The Woman In Black will be released in UK cinemas on 10th February 2012.