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.