We got word last year that 20th Century Studios was developing a prequel to The Omen with Legion and Briarpatch director Arkasha Stevenson set to make her feature debut on the project, and a first look has now been revealed via a creepy teaser image.
The still features Nell Tiger Free (Servant, Game of Thrones) looking more than a little unsettling.
Free reportedly landed the lead role thanks to her stellar work as creepy nanny Leanne Grayson on Apple TV+'s Servant. She also played the unfortunate Myrcella Baratheon in Game of Thrones, and starred in Prime Video's Too Old to Die Young.
In addition to the image, we have the first plot details for the movie.
"When a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, she encounters a darkness that causes her to question her own faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate."
Doesn't really give us much to go on, but we assume the story will focus on Satan's earlier attempt to spawn an antichrist who is destined to being about Armageddon.
The original movie, which still retains its power to chill, told the story of an American ambassador (Gregory Peck) and his wife (Lee Remick), who slowly come to the realization that their adopted child, Damien, is the son of Satan ("his mother was a jackal!"). The movie spawned a pair of inferior sequels and a 2006 remake which, while technically well-made, completely failed to recapture the dread of the '70s film.
Check out the image below, and let us know if you're looking forward to this one in the comments section.
The First Omen also stars Tawfeek Barhom (Mary Magdalene), Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ralph Ineson (The Northman), and Bill Nighy (Living). The film is directed by Arkasha Stevenson, based on characters created by David Seltzer (The Omen), with a story by Ben Jacoby (Bleed) and a screenplay by Tim Smith & Arkasha Stevenson and Keith Thomas (Firestarter). The producers are David S. Goyer (Hellraiser) and Keith Levine (The Night House), with executive producers Tim Smith, Whitney Brown (Rosaline), and Gracie Wheelan.