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"The Omen" gets prequel after 40 years

Writer: Florey DM

A still from 1976's "The Omen".

1 May – "The Omen" is the latest Hollywood flick to join the 'remake/reboot/sequel/prequel' roster, with the movie set to receive an upcoming prequel.

The follow-up comes forty years after the original movie was released and will be helmed by indie filmmaker Antonio Campos, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Actor-writer Ben Jacoby ("Bleed", "Borderland") will be penning the script.

"The Omen" was first released in 1976, chronicling the tale of a couple who has unknowingly chosen the Antichrist himself, named Damien, as their adopted son.

The success of the supernatural horror movie spawned three sequels, "Damien: Omen II" (1978), "Omen III: The Final Conflict" (1981), and "Omen IV: The Awakening" (1991).

A remake, "The Omen: 666" was released in 2006 but was met with negative reviews.

It has also been made into two TV series, "The Omen" (1995) and "Damien" (2016), the latter which is currently airing and follows the life of an adult Damien.

Cinema Online, 01 May 2016