Richard Donner’s 1976 horror classic ‘The Omen’, about the birth of the Antichrist, is getting a prequel. Twentieth Century Studios, who made the original when they were Fox, have started development on ‘The First Omen’ and have attached Arkasha Stevenson as director.
Stevenson is known for her work on Marvel’s ‘Legion’ for FX and ‘Briarpatch’. She will also be scripting with writing partner Tim Smith with whom she worked on ‘Brand New Cherry Flavor’.
Genre veteran David S. Goyer and Keith Levine are producing through their label Phantom Four.
Phantom Four are specialist in genre storytelling and are behind Apple TV+’s sci-fi epic ‘Foundation’. They are also producing Hulu’s ‘Hellraiser’ reboot and currently have the world’s number one podcast with ‘Batman: Unburied’.
The original ‘The Omen’, starred Gregory Peck. It grossed $60 million and spawned two theatrical sequels, a TV movie, a remake, and a series.