The “Harry Potter” film series is wrapped. “Deathly Hallows: Part I” is due out in November. And the final “Deathly Hallows II,” is expected in theaters on July 15, 2011.
But Daniel Radcliffe isn’t done with Potter-esque ghosts, hauntings and supernatural forces.
For his next film foray, he will play a young lawyer named Arthur Kipps in “The Woman in Black,” the film version of Susan Hill’s best-selling gothic novel, that begins shooting in Fall of 2010.
Kipps is called to a small village in England for the funeral of an elderly widow who lived alone in the desolate Eel Marsh House. While sorting out the dead woman’s estate at her secluded estate, he endures unexplained noises, chilling events and hauntings. Finally, he realizes the village is being terrorized by the ghost of a woman seeking revenge, aka the Woman in Black. According to local lore, seeing this spectral figure signals the death of a child. Spine shivers already.
]]>Jane Goldman‘s script is beautifully written — both tender and terrifying in equal measure. It is thrilling to be working with James Watkins. From his brilliant work on ‘Eden Lake’ and also having met him and heard his vision for the film, I know he will make a fantastic film.” For those of you not familiar with the Hammer Studio legacy, the studio was originally created in 1934 and became known in the 1950s for gothic classics “Dracula,” “The Curse of Frankenstein” and the sci-fi series, “The Quatermass Xperiment.” Hammer became known as “Hammer House of Horror” in the 1960s when it produced “The Plague of Zombie,” “The Nanny,” “Quatermass and the Pit,” “The Devil Rides Out” and “One Million Years B.C.” Hammer stopped making movies in the 1980s. But the brand is being revived for a new generation by Exclusive Media Group (Exclusive). Hammer recently wrapped “The Resident,” with two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Boys Don’t Cry”) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Watchmen”). Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty Images