CBS Films released two new posters for The Woman in Black, the anticipated supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe. Directed by James Watkins, the film also stars Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer and Shaun Dooley.
The Woman in Black will be Radcliffe’s first film role since departing from the popular boy wizard and his loyal friends. We’ve seen Radcliffe battle dementors and other supernatural creatures, now he’ll take a swing at several ghosts that occupy one creepy looking house. There’ll be a lot riding on Radcliffe. Question is will he sink or swim? And if he sinks, or the film bombs, what will the critics have to say?
Written by Jane Goldman, the screenplay is an adaptation from the author Susan Hill’s 1983 novel of the same title. Here’s a brief synopsis:
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 intent.
The posters differ from the ones released several months ago; instead of tagline that reads “Do You Believe in Ghost?” the promotion team decided to switch gears a bit and give us something a bit more… thrilling: “Fear Her Curse” and “She’ll Never Let Go”. They’re bold… not really original, but still bold. If there’s one thing that hasn’t changed it’s the fact that Radcliffe continues fronting the poster alone, despite the other actors. That’s what happens when you’re the star of a multi-billion dollar franchise. Sure the other poster features the antagonist, but even she has her back toward us. Radcliffe’s precious face is the only one allowed for promotion.
The Woman in Black hits theaters everywhere February 3, 2012.