Daniel Radcliffe will officially put the Harry Potter franchise behind him once the second (and final) film in the 8-part series concludes this July, and the actor doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. The first teaser trailer for his next film, The Woman in Black, has arrived online courtesy of IGN.
In the film due out in the UK on February 10th, 2012, Radcliffe stars as a young lawyer who’s tasked with sorting out the estate of one of his clients in an isolated house located in a remote village where things (and people) are not what they seem. They’re billing this as one of the most chilling ghost stories ever told, and while I don’t know if that’ll hold up (we’ll need to wait till February to find out), it should be fun to watch Radcliffe in something that doesn’t require him to wave a wand.
Watch the teaser below and let us know what you think.
Even shorter than that Woman in Black teaser is this four-second look at the design work on the Apes from the newly re-titled Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Like I said, this ain’t much – but the work Weta has put in to re-creating those iconic Apes seems to have paid off (if we’re judging the entire film on this four-second clip, which we shouldn’t), and it’s hard to walk away from this not wanting to see a bit more, at the very least.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (a clunky new title, but one that makes total sense from a marketing and moviegoer awareness standpoint) hits theaters on August 5th, with James Franco, Freida Pinto and John Lithgow among the leads.