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The Woman in Black. And in 3-D Print E-mail
Written by Ivan Radford   
Thursday, 13 May 2010 11:41

Everyone had the same reaction when they saw Eden Lake: "Hey, you know that James Watkins? He should totally direct a version of that story The Woman in Black. And he should do it 3-D too!"

Well, those retards have got their wish. Yes, Watkins - a not untalented film-maker, it must be said - has upped the digital quotient on his take on Susan Hill's super-creepy novel for Hammer Films, taking the scares a new dimension. The fake dimension. The one that pretends to jump out the screen at you when you most expect it, i.e. when you're wearing massive glasses.

I've no issue with James Watkins making films, or Hammer Films getting up to full steam again, but why they need to adapt the novel again for the screen - there was an ITV version many yonks ago - is beyond me. Especially when there's a perfectly good 3-D version already out there. It's called The Theatre. And it's damn scary.

At least Jane Goldman is writing the screenplay. That's a minor slice of comfort. Shooting will start in September, according to my 3-D calendar.