The omens are pointing in the right direction.
First Omen–the 20th Century Studios sequel to the 1976 horror hit The Omen–has completed shooting, and may even be headed towards a release sometime this year, according to star Nell Tiger Free.
Free–known to genre fans for her roles in Servant and Game of Thrones—told The Hollywood Reporter “we have finished shooting. We have made the movie. I truly loved the project and am excited about it.”
Free described the horror feature as “really cool. I’m very proud of it. Hopefully, it’s going to be out this year, but I don’t know when.”
No other casting choices have been announced–and plot details are being kept secret–but Arkasha Stevenson will make her feature film directing debut on the prequel, and has co-written the screenplay with executive producer Tim Smith.
The Omen–directed by Richard Donner from a screenplay by David Seltzer–stars Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, and follows an American ambassador who believes his five-year-old son is the Antichrist.
The original film spawned three sequels–Damien: Omen II (1978), Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) and Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)– as well as a 2006 reboot.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on First Omen.