For Daniel Radcliffe’s first major role since Harry Potter, he chose to star in The Woman in Black, a gothic horror tale based off of a 1983 novel by Susan Hill. Horror movies have been lucrative as of late (Insidious, Paranormal Activity 3, The Devil Inside) and legendary studio Hammer Film Productions is delving back into the sort of film that made them popular in the UK. On this side of the pond, however, Radcliffe’s name is sure to stir up more interest than the revival of an old horror studio. With that in mind, domestic distributor CBS Films has released a collection of behind-the-scenes featurettes and clips for The Woman in Black in an effort to showcase Radcliffe’s maturity as an actor. Directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake), The Woman in Black stars Radcliffe, Janet McTeer (Tideland) and Ciaran Hinds (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and opens February 3rd. Hit the jump to check out the featurettes, clips and a new poster.
[Spoiler Warning: The following clips may contain spoilers.]
You can find the behind-the-scenes featurettes below. Most of them address Arthur Kipps, Radcliffe’s character in the film. Kipps, a widower and father to a young son, is a lawyer who is trying to sell a widow’s home and ends up investigating reports of a haunting in a remote town. Watkins, Hinds and producers Richard Jackson and Simon Oakes really promote Radcliffe’s performance and I hope it translates into a successful film. I’m looking forward to seeing it as The Woman in Black was one of my “Most Anticipated” films of early 2012. Check out the clips below:
And here are some clips from the movie, which stop just short of a scare:
Here’s the new poster (via IMPAwards):