As we reported last summer, Daniel Radcliffe’s first post-Harry Potter film would be The Woman in Black, in which he portrays “a young lawyer who is ordered to travel to a remote corner of the UK and sort out some papers of a client who’s recently died. While ‘sorting’ he uncovers secrets and discovers that the local village is held hostage by the ghost of a scorned and vengeful woman.” And today, the trailer for the film was released.
Gaahhh, that was actually kinda spooky, especially since it avoided the typical modern horror trailer conventions of loud, booming jump music, and every ghost moving in that herky-jerk post-The Ring fashion that got really annoying about a decade ago and yet still persists.
Also, let’s give it points for not being a remake of a classic ‘70s/’80s slasher film (well, techinically it’s a remake of an ‘80s TV movie based on a book, but that’s not exactly classic), a reboot of a classic franchise, or a sequel to a seemingly never-ending torture porn franchise. Because that stuff isn’t getting old at all.
The Woman in Black is set to hit theaters in February 2012.
What do you think of The Woman in Black trailer?