Wednesday, August 17, 2011

By HOLLY THOMAS



Impressive: Daniel Radcliffe cuts a dashing figure as lawyer Arthur Kipps, sent to a remote island to wrap up the affairs of a deceased client



The teaser trailer for Daniel Radcliffe's first 'grown up' film since Harry Potter has been released...and it's safe to say he's graduated Hogwarts in spooky style.



This two minute taste of The Woman In Black promises a chilling tale, beautifully shot and laden with ghostly ambiance.



It looks set to prove as haunting and atmospheric as the phenomenally successful stage version.





Spooky stuff: Radcliffe has promised that the atmospheric ghost story is 'going to be terrifying.'





The adaption of the classic book and play is directed by Eden Lake's James Watkins, while the script comes from Jane Goldman, the co-screenwriter of Kick Ass and X-Men: First Class.



The story follows a young lawyer Arthur Kipps, who travels to a remote house on an island somewhere in Britain to put the last affairs of a deceased client in order.



He is disturbed by the sight of a ghost at the client's funeral, who children can see but refuse to speak of.





Silent observers: The children see The Woman In Black, but are reluctant to talk to anyone





As the ghost becomes increasingly malevolent, the town is thrown into a frenzy of terror, with the 'house on the marsh', becoming the focal point of the haunting.



The trailer opens with chime toy box music, with disturbing images of old children's toys.



A spooky child's voice declares 'During afternoon tea, there's a shift in the air, a bone-trembling hill that tells you she's there.'





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The voice continues: 'There are those who believe the whole town is cursed, but the house in the marsh was by far the worst.'



'What she wants is unknown, but she always comes back, the spectre of darkness, the woman in black,' the scary rhyme concludes.



The scenes are shot beautifully, with Radcliffe's pale lawyer reminiscent of Johnny Depp's detective character in Sleepy Hollow.





'There are those who believe the whole town is cursed': A chilling voiceover describes the ghastly effect of the haunting





The barest glimpses of the ghost are frightening enough in themselves.



And Radcliffe has promised that the film won't disappoint for scares.



'It's going to be terrifying, and at the test screening they had, apparently people were leaping out of their seats terrified, so I think it's just going to be a really, really good movie,' the 22-year-old told MTV News.



The Woman In Black is due for release February 12, 2012.





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'During afternoon tea, there's a shift in the air, a bone-trembling hill that tells you she's there..'





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source: dailymail

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