THE OMEN is Getting a Prequel Film at Fox Called THE FIRST OMEN
After 40 years The Omen horror franchise continues to try and thrive. I’m a fan of Richard Donner’s original 1976 film. It's wonderfully nightmarish, especially with that terrifying musical score. The movie was followed by a few underwhelming sequels, a terrible remake, and a current TV series that I don't find interesting at all. Now 20th Century Fox is planning on making a prequel to the original movie called The First Omen.
The studio is in talks with indie filmmaker Antonio Campos to direct the movie. He most recently directed the Sundance movie Christine with Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall. The supernatural horror thriller is also being produced by David Goyer.
Gregory Peck starred in the original film as an ambassador who comes to believe that his 5-year-old son may be the living embodiment of the Antichrist, the son of the devil. It’s a horror movie classic, but none of that horrific magic has been replicated in any of the other Omen projects. Will they be able to capture it with this prequel? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I’m not getting my hopes up, though.