The first 'Woman in Black' film was a minor hit, giving the newly resurrected Hammer Films their first franchise and allowing Daniel Radcliffe a chance to expand his acting chops beyond shouting "Expecto patronum" a lot. Now, the 'Woman in Black 2' trailer has arrived, and while it's lacking in the Radcliffe department, it certainly has plenty of stock in the "scary lady ghost jumps out at children" department.
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The teaser trailer for 'The Woman in Black: Angel of Death' puts the emphasis on the tease, showing off very little actual footage but a whole lot of atmosphere. And that's for the best: with no big name star this time around, the sequel is going to sell itself on its horror, not the fact that a grown-up Harry Potter is leading the show.
Daniel Radcliffe’s horror vehicle ‘The Woman in Black’ didn’t lend itself to a natural sequel for spoiler-ish reasons that we can't get into here. But when the January thriller banked $127 million in worldwide grosses, a continuation of the chilling story seemed like a good idea to CBS Films and Hammer Productions.
‘The Woman In Black’ was a modest hit for CBS Films and Hammer Studios, earning $112.6 million from Daniel Radcliffe fans curious to see how the actor would fare in the post-‘Harry Potter’ age. They’re not ‘Hunger Games’ numbers, but they’re strong enough to justify a sequel, which apparently is going into production soon.