Daniel Radcliffe Sheds Wizards for Ghosts

Early footage has now been released care of the Kapow! London Comic-Con of Daniel Radcliffe’s latest picture, ‘The Woman in Black’.

“The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true identity.”

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Many have seen photos of Radcliffe who has swapped wizard’s gowns for a suit but it still remains to be seen whether the first picture made starring Radcliffe after the end of Harry Potter will indeed show of his acting skills (as seen on stage in ‘Equus’) or whether ‘The Woman in Black’ is shoeing in on the actors accredited respect in the supernatural genre?

Directed by James Watkins (‘Eden Lake’) and adapted by Jane Goldman (‘Kick-Ass’ co writer) from Susan Hill’s novel, ‘The Woman in Black’ is the latest film from the newly reconstituted Hammer Films team, and also features Ciaran Hinds (‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’) and Janet McTeer (‘The Amazing Mrs Pritchard’ & ‘Five Days’).

I have seen the play on stage in London and it was truly terrifying; I never knew sitting in a theatre filled with people would be able to create such suspense and horror. But it turned out that the audience created much of the suspense themselves by screaming out and being very close together in the seats- can the cinema create the same feeling?

Check below for the teaser trailer, it does look like a film to watch out for.

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