Listen closely and you might hear haunting chants in the distance, because a prequel to 1976's The Omen is in development at 20th Century Fox.

According to THR, 20th Century Fox is developing The First Omen, a prequel movie to The Omen, which first hit theaters nearly 40 years ago.

Written by Ben Jacoby (Bleed), The First Omen could have a director soon, as Antonio Campos (2016's Christine, Simon Killer, Afterschool) is in talks to step behind the camera for the film. David Goyer and his Phantom Four label will produce the project.

As many horror fans know, The Omen focused on a young boy named Damien who was the Antichrist, often bringing suffering to those around him, including his adoptive parents: American Diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) and Katherine Thorn (Lee Remick). The Omen was followed by three film sequels, a 2006 remake, and a sequel series called Damien that's currently airing on A&E.

No plot details have been revealed for The First Omen at this time, other than its description as a"supernatural horror thriller." Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

Source: THR
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