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Nell Tiger Free to Star in 20th Century Studios’ ‘The Omen’ Prequel

The Omen

Hot off her starring role in the hit Apple TV+ series The Servant Nell Tiger Free has signed on to star in 20th Century Studios The Omen prequel First Omen.

According to Deadline,  Arkasha Stevenson will make her feature-directing debut. She will also rewrite the script alongside Tim Smith. Smith is also on board as a producer with Phantom Four. David S. Goyer and Keith Levine are producing for Phantom Four, with Gracie Wheelan overseeing for the production label.

Released in 1976 and starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, The Omen follows Damien Thorn, a young child replaced at birth by his father, unbeknownst to his wife, after their biological child dies shortly after birth. As a series of mysterious events and violent deaths occur around the family and Damien enters childhood, they come to learn he is in fact the prophesied Antichrist.

The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a commercial success, grossing over $60 million at the U.S. box office and becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 1976. The film spawned a franchise, starting with Damien: Omen II, released two years later, followed by a third installment, Omen III: The Final Conflict, in 1981, and in 1991 with Omen IV: The Awakening. A remake was released in 2006 starring Julia Stiles and Liev Schrieber.

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