|4 titles for The Woman in Black 2 that are better than Angels of Death|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Tuesday, 03 April 2012 13:39|
Hammer announced yesterday that The Woman in Black will have a sequel. The film, which will see the British horror institution re-team with author Susan Hill, is going to be based on an original story, which she's been developing for the past few years.
In time-honoured tradition, The Woman in Black's follow-up will see us catch up with the titular spook, seeing what she's up to 40 years later when she's haunting a new couple who come across Eel Marsh House. Think of it as the Star Trek: The Next Generation. With ghosts.
It's no surprise that James Watkins' utterly terrifying movie has inspired a second outing. It's the highest grossing British horror of the past 20 years, taking over $33 million in the UK - that 12A BBFC rating really paid off. As well as Hill's involvement, it's promising to hear that Jon Crocker (the story editor on the original film) is scribbling the screenplay.
The only sad news? The title. The sequel will be called The Woman in Black: Angels of Death.
I really had my heart set on The Woman in Black 2: Cruise Control. Or 2 Woman 2 Black. Or, in a perfect world, The Woman in Black and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
"If only there were some crappily-Photoshopped posters and synopses to go with these alternate Woman in Black sequel ideas", I hear at least one person (OK, me) cry. Well, here you go...
The Woman in Black 2: Cruise Control