Five decades after the release of ‘The Omen,’ makers of the film have decided to release the prequel to the much-appreciated supernatural horror film. Titled ‘The First Omen,’ this prequel is set to release next year and the official details of the same were shared recently by the makers.
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The First Omen Release Date
|The First Omen Release Date||April 5, 2024|
|The First Omen OTT Release Date||To be announced|
|The First Omen Cast||Nigel Tree Free, Bill Nighty, and others|
|The First Omen Director||Arkasha Stevenson|
|The First Omen Production||20th Century Fox|
Audiences can watch The First Omen in theatres on April 5, 2024. The first look poster of the film was shared by the team on social media platforms. A post shared by 20th Century Studios read, “Here is your first look at #TheFirstOmen, the prequel to the classic horror film franchise, exclusively in theaters April 5, 2024.”
— 20th Century Studios (@20thcentury) November 16, 2023
The First Omen Cast
Directed by Arkasha Stevenson, The First Omen features a screenplay written by Tim Smith, Arkasha Stevenson, and Keith Thomas. The story is based on characters created by David Seltzer and stars Nell Tiger Free, Tawfeek Barhom, Sônia Braga, Bill Nighy, and Ralph Ineson. The First Omen is produced by David S. Goyer and Keith Levine under Phantom Four banner and distributed by 20th Century Studios.
The First Omen Trailer
Makers of the film are yet to reveal the teaser or the trailer of the film; however, the announcement of the release date was shared with a poster.
The First Omen Story
The First Omen is a chilling prequel to the 1976 horror classic ‘The Omen’, which was set in 1960s Rome. This upcoming film follows Sarah, a young American woman working at a Catholic church, who becomes entangled in a sinister conspiracy involving ancient prophecies and the rise of evil. As unexplained occurrences and gruesome murders unfold, Sarah discovers a hidden society of Satanists planning the birth of Damien Thorn, the Antichrist. With her faith and beliefs in question, Sarah must confront her own demons and battle the forces of darkness before it’s too late.
About ‘The Omen’
Starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick in the lead roles, the 1976 horror classic ‘The Omen’ follows an American ambassador, Robert Thorn, who adopts a seemingly normal newborn boy named Damien after his wife’s stillbirth. However, as Damien grows, a series of unsettling events and a chilling fascination with violence suggest a sinister truth – Damien is the Antichrist destined to bring about the apocalypse. With the help of a mysterious priest, Robert races against time to prevent this cataclysmic fate and confronts his own personal demons in a battle to save humanity from the clutches of evil.
Audiences can watch The Omen on Prime Video
The film was a box office hit known for blending suspense, horror, and religious themes. Its cultural impact includes the name ‘Damien’ synonymous with the Antichrist and iconic imagery, with the film spawning sequels and a remake while remaining a beloved classic. Users on IMDb gave The Omen a rating of 7.5/10.