‘Woman in Black’ Update: Daniel Radcliffe May Return In ‘Angels Of Death’ Amidst Talks Of Franchise

3:26 PM EDT 6/18/2012 by Amanda Remling, Celebeat Reporter

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Hammer, the studio behind the successful 2012 film "The Woman in Black," is considering turning their record breaking horror movie into a franchise.

According to BleedingCool.com, "The Woman in Black," which starred "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe is being looked at as a "brand." At a special screening of the movie before its UK DVD and Blu-Ray release, Hammer CEO Simon Oakes revealed to BleedingCool.com that "Plans are afoot."

"I also think with a bit of luck, 'The Woman in Black' is sort of like the brand...we won't count our chickens but absolutely."

It's not shocking that the studio is considering on turning the movie into a franchise since "The Woman in Black" became the UK's "highest grossing British horror film in the last 20 years."

Hammer has already officially announced the second film in the series, revealing the plot of the film entitled "The Woman in Black: Angels of Death" to be:

"Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh House has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients, but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve's efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black."

The new film isn't being considered as a sequel, but rather a continuation. Set 40 years later, the movie will be a different story with a different cast, Oakes revealed to BleedingCool.com.

While "The Woman in Black: Angels of Death" will have a different cast, DreadCentral.com reports that Oakes teased that original star Daniel Radcliffe may return in the second installment. If the "Harry Potter" actor does appear, it will be a small role.

The original movie opened at No. 2 at the U.S. Box Office, pulling in $21 million during its opening in February. "The Woman in Black: Angels of Death" is currently missing a director, cast or start-date.  

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