'The Omen': Prequel to 1976 horror classic in development
Horror fans have something new to scream about as 20th Century Fox is planning a prequel to The Omen.
According to THR.com, the studio is looking to revisit the 1976 classic about a young boy who may just be the son of Satan. That movie, which starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick and was directed by Richard Donner, won an Oscar for Best Original Score. It also earned Harvey Stephens a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Damian.
The publication is reporting that Fox is looking to Antonio Campos as a potential director. Campos was most recently behind the camera for the film Christine. That movie is about the on-air suicide by television reporter Christine Chubbuck.
The Omen grossed an inflation-adjusted $240 million. It also led three follow-ups: Damien: The Omen Part II (1978), Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) and the made-for-TV Omen IV: The Awakening (1991). The original movie was remade in 2006 with Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles.