Radcliff delighted to star in Hammer flick

August 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 1 (ANI): Daniel Radcliffe is more than happy after bagging a role in an upcoming movie version of The Woman In Black - because the flick will be one of the first new Hammer horror movies since the 1970s.

Hammer Film Productions was well-known for its classic movies like The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula, but for 30 years it went without producing a picture after a downturn in the firm’s fortunes and various ownership changes.

But Hammer is making a comeback to the big screen this year with a series of high profile projects in the pipeline, including an English-language remake of Swedish vampire thriller Let the Right One In.

And Radcliffe is excited to be a part of the Hammer revival with the new adaptation of Susan Hill’s creepy book.

“It does bring a smile to my face, and it’s an absolutely genuine smile. Hammer is the company that everybody wants to see succeed. It’s such a part of our film heritage. It was a massive producer of films in its heyday - they were really prolific, there were tons of them - and with actors like Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. It’s wonderful to see that company, that name, in a resurgence,” The Daily Express quoted him, as telling The Los Angeles Times. (ANI)

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