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‘The Omen’ Prequel Movie in the Works at Fox

Fox is developing “The First Omen,” a prequel to 1976’s horror-thriller “The Omen,” with Antonio Campos in talks to direct and David S. Goyer on board to produce.

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.

Goyer, best known for his work on “The Dark Knight” trilogy, is producing with Kevin Turen through their Phantom Four banner.

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 $60 million and won an Academy Award for best original score for Jerry Goldsmith.

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 $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.

Campos is repped by UTA and Washington Square Arts. The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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