Another remake of "The Omen" is in the works

Hollywood's new trend: re-remakes

Back in May Bloody-Disgusting reported that Lifetime was developing “Damien,” a television followup to the 1976 The Omen.

While that continues to be worked on with “The Walking Dead” showrunner Glen Mazzara, sources tell Bloody Disgusting exclusively that Twentieth Century Fox is hoping to bring Damien Thorn back to theaters. We’re told that FOX is working with Platinum Dunes to develop a second The Omen remake. I guess remakes are dead and studios are officially moving onto re-remakes?

John Moore directed the 2006 remake starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. Released on 06-06-06, the remake was moderately successful pulling in $120M worldwide on a $25M budget.

Richard Donner helmed the original that begins when mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador leaving him wondering if the child that he is raising is the Anti-Christ. The film starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, alongside Harvey Stephens as Damien.

Platinum Dunes will see the release of The Purge: Anarchy this summer, and has been behind a wide variety of remakes from Friday the 13th to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and even A Nightmare On Elm Street.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting

The Cursed Production of the 1976 Version of The Omen

The Omen is the classic tale of The Antichrist rising and leaving a wake of destruction in his path. The Omen left a brutal wake of destruction in its path, as well. There were a lot of near misses, as well as full-fledged tragedies that occurred during and shortly after the production of The Omen.

One of the first disasters to occur concerned a zookeeper who was brought on board to assist with the animals used throughout the film’s production. In a catastrophic turn of events, the zookeeper was eventually eaten alive by a lion. Continuing malady found the studio chartering a plane In Israel to capture aerial shots for the film. But, they ultimately changed planes at the last minute.

The plane the studio originally chartered crashed and all on board were killed. John Richardson who orchestrated the film’s deaths went on to work on the film A Bridge Too Far. While working on A Bridge Too Far he was involved with a fatal car crash. Richardson survived, but his female passenger-his girlfriend-was reportedly decapitated in a similar fashion to Jennings’ death in The Omen. It is rumored that after exiting the vehicle, Richardson saw a sign that said the city of Ommen was 66.6 KM away. However, we are unable to confirm any hard evidence in support of that.

Star Gregory Peck and executive producer Mace Neufeld were both reportedly aboard separate flights that were struck by lightning while they were traveling back and forth from the US to England. Moreover, producer Harvey Bernhard narrowly escaped a lightning bolt that struck down in Rome.

It’s also worth mentioning that the IRA bombed the hotel that Richard Donner was staying at, in London, during the film’s production.

Other Cursed Movies at Source: Fearnet