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.