What’s Happening With “The First Omen”, Prequel To The 1976 Movie

The announcement of a prequel to the 1976 horror film The Omen, centered around a Satanic child, was made seven years ago. However, despite the passage of time, the film has yet to be released. One may wonder if it is plagued by the same curse as its predecessor. It is worth noting that the prequel is being helmed by Arkasha Stevenson, who is directing based on a script co-written by her and Tim Smith.

Furthermore, it is important to note that the production of the film has already been completed, and it is slated for release in the year 2023.

In the month of January, the lead actress of the film, Nell Tiger Free (known for her role in the TV series “Servant”), disclosed to The Hollywood Reporter that the shooting of the movie had been completed. She expressed her deep affection for the project and her immense excitement about it. While there are certain aspects and characteristics that bear resemblance to “Servant” and her character, Leanne, “the film is incredibly distinct. This uniqueness is what makes it truly captivating. I am immensely proud of it and I genuinely hope that it will be well-received.”

As for the release date, it is anticipated to be sometime within this year, although the exact timing remains uncertain.

Additionally, The First Omen is being developed by Phantom 4, the production company responsible for notable works such as Netflix’s The Sandman, Antlers, and Terminator Dark Fate. However, a cursory examination of their website does not include The First Omen among their ongoing projects.

The reason behind the prolonged delay in the release of this movie is still unknown. There have been no updates regarding its status in the “Post-production” phase or any indication of when it will be completed. One possibility is that the movie may not meet the expected standards of quality. In such cases, films are often put on hold, undergo significant revisions, or, in the worst-case scenario, are relegated to streaming platforms.

Despite her relatively short career, director Stevenson has already amassed an impressive body of work. Notably, she has contributed her talents to popular television series such as Channel Zero and Legion, both of which have received high praise from audiences and critics alike. Additionally, she has made a significant impact with her direction of the captivating and thrilling Netflix series Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021).

In addition, we have the highly productive actor Bill Nighy (not the children’s television scientist) who also takes on a role in the movie. Nighy is widely esteemed within the industry, having made notable appearances in renowned films like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Underworld: Evolution, and Shaun of the Dead.

The First Omen does not provide any specific information regarding the plot, except that it unfolds prior to the occurrences depicted in the original narrative.

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