“The Omen” Follow-up Heads To Lifetime As “Damien”

May 19, 20140 Comments

Glen Mazzara, former showrunner of The Walking Dead, is developing a follow-up to the 1976 horror classic The Omen for Lifetime.

Titled “Damien,” the drama “centers on the film’s young boy Damien Thorn. Now an adult and haunted by his past, Damien is faced with a series of macabre events and must finally face his true destiny: he is the Antichrist.

Mazzara will write the script and executive produce under his 44 Strong Productions banner. Ross Fineman (Lights Out) will also executive produce via FTVS-based Fineman Entertainment.

Mazzara is also writing Overlook Hotel, a big-screen prequel to Stephen King’s The Shining.

The Omen, from writer David Seltzer and director Richard Donner, starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as parents whose son dies at birth and instead secretly adopt an orphan whose mother died at the same time. Only they eventually learn that the child, Damien (played by Harvey Spencer Stephens), is the Antichrist.

Kind of sounds like a remake of The Omen III: The Final Conflict that starred Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) as Damien Thorne. Do we need an Omen sequel, but more importantly, is Lifetime the right channel for it?

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