John Moore has become bedeviled by “The Omen 666.”
Moore, who directed “Behind Enemy Lines” and “Flight of the Phoenix” for 20th Century Fox, has been set by the studio to helm a remake of the 1976 horror classic about the arrival of the Antichrist in the home of an unsuspecting family.
Dan McDermott is writing a script that contemporizes the tale. Project is on a fast track, as the studio has set a tentative Oct. 3 start date, with 20th prexy Hutch Parker and Peter Kang overseeing.
Richard Donner directed the original, which starred Gregory Peck as an ambassador whose dark secret –allowing a baby to be substituted for the one his wife (Lee Remick) lost in childbirth — comes back to haunt him when the hellish prodigal son begins to hit his evil stride.