It’s time to remake a remake; A new The Omen is on the way

In news that is more eye-rollingly terrible than anything else, another The Omen remake is on the way thanks to Platinum Dunes, the guys behind such classic remakes as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. So this one is definitely going to be awesome, right? This news and remake feel so utterly pointless to me that I almost skipped it entirely, but I instead decided to share my misery with you folks. You’re welcome.

Bloody Disgusting broke the news last week and didn’t have any additional details other than the fact that this one is brewing over at Platinum Dunes. What’s interesting is that this won’t be the only return of the little Antichrist, Damien, as he is also set to return on the small screen thanks to Lifetime who is looking to tell his story as an adult. Because being an adult Antichrist is some serious shit to deal with. I’d actually much rather see this take on his story rather than another remake, so the fact that I have higher hopes for something that is airing on Lifetime should pretty much sum up my entire feelings on this remake.

The 2006 film, The Omen, was directed by John Moore and starred Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. It actually didn’t do all that bad at the box office, pulling in around $120M, so there’s that. I guess we’re remaking remakes now. Cool.

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16 thoughts on “It’s time to remake a remake; A new The Omen is on the way

  1. What horrible news. I haven’t seen the Omen remake for a long time. At the time I had certain reservations of remaking a film purely so the release date could be 06/06/06. The Platinum Dunes Elm Street remake was heartbreaking to watch.

    1. Yeah, I saw the 2006 remake in theaters and I honestly don’t remember a single thing from that movie. Nothing. Maybe that’s why they want to remake it again, because everyone forgot the first one existed?

      1. I rented it and the “deleted scenes” section was two scenes with the gore they trimmed out of the theatrical release but should have left in (it wouldn’t have saved that horrible shit-show of a movie, but it would have been memorable)-it the scene where the priest gets impaled then struck by lightning, and the beheading scene.
        Still nothing memorable, the main thing that struck me was how they’d blown it by casting such young actors. It’s Hollywood, so I don’t expect them to cast actors over 40, but still. Julia Stiles looked like a teenager.

  2. Eye-rolling indeed. This is just silly. I won’t be seeing it. I don’t even think I made it all the way through the most recent version. haha

  3. I remember nothing from the Omen remake other than the release date. I don’t even want to give a new remake a chance.

      1. So Is It The Remake Of The Remake, Or A Sequel Of The Remake? Or Something New? Or Should I Just Pretend I Never Heard Of This, Ha.

      2. It’s just another remake of the original film, which was exactly what the 2006 film did. I’m sure they’ll try to do something a little different to set it apart from the 2006 film but who really knows. It’s all so pointless.

      3. I say this enough so I probably sound like a broken record by now, but I wish they’d consider just cleaning up the original print and re-releasing it. The scene where the nanny jumps still holds up as scary as hell! David Warner and the sheet-glass still disturbs me, too.

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