20th Century Studios is currently developing a new film, “The First Omen”, which is
a prequel to the original 1976 movie “The Omen”.
Deadline is reporting that Arkasha Stevenson will be making her feature directorial debut for the film, having previously directed episodes of “Legion” and “Briarpatch”. She will also be co-writing the film, along with Tim Smith, who will also be an executive producer.
Phantom Four’s David S. Goyer and Keith Levine are producing, with Gracie Wheelan overseeing for 20th Century Studios.
In the original 1976 film, Satan’s son has arrived on Earth and He’s not about to let human parents get in the way. When his wife Katherine’s (Lee Remick) pregnancy ends in a stillbirth in a Rome hospital, U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) substitutes another baby, whose mother died. Little Damien (Harvey Stephens) thrives, but, at his fifth birthday party, his nanny mysteriously dies; Father Brennan (Patrick G. Troughton) also expires after warning Thorn that he has adopted Lucifer’s son. While sinister new nanny Mrs. Baylock (Billie Whitelaw) assiduously protects Damien, Thorn’s fears escalate when photographer Jennings (David Warner) shows him pictures from Damien’s party with marks suggesting how the nanny and Brennan would die. Thorn seeks out Bugenhagen (Leo McKern), an exorcist who confirms Damien’s identity and tells Thorn that the only solution is to kill his adopted son. As the bodies pile up, Thorn tries to do his duty, but trust the law to get in the way of saving the world from future Armageddon.
It’s currently not clear if “The Omen” prequel will be released in cinemas or if it will be released directly onto Disney’s streaming services, Hulu, Star+ and Disney+.
The original films are also available to stream now on Disney+ internationally.