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A prequel to The Omen is in the works

on April 28, 2016, 3:03pm

In 1976, The Omen introduced audiences around the world to Damien, a big-cheeked little boy who just happened to be the Antichrist. The Richard Donner-directed film, which starred Gregory Peck, eventually went on to become one of the most successful at the box office that year and a classic in the horror cannon.

Now, some four decades later, a prequel is said to be in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, filmmaker Antonio Campos, who recently helmed the riveting Sundance biopic Christine, is in talks to direct for 20th Century Fox. David Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel) and Kevin Turen (The Birth of a Nation) are on board as producers. Ben Jacoby, writer for the 2016 thriller Bleed, is said to have penned the script.

The original Omen went on to spawn two sequels, Damien: Omen II in 1978 and Omen III: The Final Conflict in 1981. A remake of the film came out in 2006.

Revisit the trailer for the 1976 version of The Omen: