February 28, 2017

Hammer to adapt Susan Hill’s chiller ‘The Woman in Black’?

Exclusive Media Group’s production arm Hammer Films has acquired the feature film rights to Susan Hill’s bestselling chiller “The Woman in Black.”

Up-and-coming Brit helmer James Watkins (“Eden Lake”) is attached to direct the pic, which has been adapted for the screen by Jane Goldman (“Kick-Ass,” “Stardust”).

The story revolves around a young lawyer who is ordered to travel to a remote village to take care of a deceased client’s papers. The young man glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black during his stay, leading to the uncovering of a tragic secret.

The story was memorably adapted for television in 1989 by ITV.

Source: Variety

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  • Margaret Mulheran

    Please stay true to the book. The 1989 film was dreadful as it was full of pointless changes which just confused students. It is now a GCSE set text and I have just written a Literature Guide for Philip Allan (part of Hodder Educational) so I will know!