The Woman in Black is an upcoming 2012 supernatural thriller film directed by James Watkins and written by Jane Goldman, and is based on Susan Hill’s novel of the same name. It is produced by Hammer Film Productions who most recently released Matt Reeve’s Let Me In. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Sophie Stuckey, and Liz White, and is due to release in the U.S. on 3 February 2012 and in UK cinemas on 10 February 2012.
Back in April 2011, during the Kapow! Comic Con in London, the first official teaser trailer was unveiled. Another trailer of the film was attached to some showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, and a brand new worldwide teaser, depicting more footage from the movie, was later released in August. All of those trailers focused heavy on atmosphere but shed little light on the actual plot of the film. Well now the studio has released a new UK trailer offering a much better idea of what the movie is about. You can watch the trailer below thanks to First Showing who world premiered it earlier today. Enjoy!
Young lawyer Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe) leaves his son in London to settle the legal affairs of the recently deceased Alice Drablow. He discovers that 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.