Fox is developing The First Omen, a prequel to 1976's horror-thriller The Omen, with Antonio Campos in talks to direct and the producer of The Dark Knight trilogy, David S. Goyer, on board to produce.
The Omen was directed by Richard Donner from a David Seltzer script. The film, starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and David Warner, revolved around a young child adopted at birth by an American Ambassador and his wife who are unaware that the child is the Antichrist.
The Omen was a strong box office performer with over US$60 million and won an Academy Award for best original score for Jerry Goldsmith. It spawned two sequels.
Fox remade the movie in 2006, directed by John Moore and starring Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles. The remake -- released on June 6, 2006, to signify the Biblical number 666 of the Beast -- was a respectable performer with US$120 million in worldwide box office.
Fox Television is also producing Damien, an A&E TV series based on the original film with Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) directing.
Ben Jacoby has written the script for the prequel. Campos directed Christine, which premiered at Sundance and starred Rebecca Hall as Christine Chubbuck, the 29-year-old news reporter who committed suicide on live television in 1974.
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