This is not really the kind of breaking news I'd expect from Cannes, although it's no less welcome for that. The House of Hammer will be breaking through to audiences in three glorious dimensions with its upcoming release, The Woman in Black. Based on the gothic horror novel by award-winning author Susan Hill, The Woman in Black is being adapted by the convention-flaunting, flame-haired scribe Jane Goldman, who co-wrote the screenplay for Kick-Ass with director Matthew Vaughn. Goldman is huddling up again with Vaughn for X-Men: First Class script, as well, according to SuperHeroHype, via her hubby's Tweets. Exec producer Guy East said that the film will be shot in 3D - none of this retrofitting nonsense, thank you. As reported by Alison Nastasi at Horror Squad earlier this year, Eden Lake's James Watkins will be directing.

This marks yet another departure from Hammer's history as a purveyor of campy horror goodness, from countless Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing flicks to vampy lesbian films like The Vampire Lovers and even a dip into the "cave woman" genre. (Yes, there's a genre dedicated to cave women.) Hammer's newest features are looking more swanky, though. Horror lovers everywhere (myself included) let out a collective yawp of anger when it was announced that Let the Right One In was getting remade for US audiences as Let Me In, but as more news and images trickle out about the remake starring Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), the better it sounds.
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