EXCLUSIVE: twentieth Century Studios is in building on The First Omen, a prequel to the unique 1976 Fox film The Omen, with Legion and Briarpatch episodic director Arkasha Stevenson making her function directorial debut.
Stevenson will even care for the rewrite, along writing spouse Tim Smith. Smith is ready to govt produce with Phantom 4 generating. The unique film, successful in its day which grossed over $60M on the home field workplace (unadjusted for inflation) and starred Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and Harvey Stephens, follows an American ambassador who believes his five-year-old son is the Antichrist.
The pic spawned two sequels, 1978’s Damien: Omen II ($26.5M home B.O.) and 1981’s The Ultimate Struggle ($20.5M) in addition to 2006 reboot which grossed $120M WW starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, and David Thewlis, in addition to different follow-ups at the small display screen.
Stevenson and Smith first labored in combination at the brief movie, Pineapple, which debuted on the 2017 Sundance Movie Pageant, which Stevenson directed and Smith produced. They later offered the concept that as a TV collection to AMC, which they each wrote the pilot for. They’re recently additionally running on Gorgeous Monsters, an authentic challenge arrange at Amazon; and each co-executive produced Channel 0: Butcher’s Block for Syfy, on which Stevenson additionally directed each episode.
They persisted their collaboration with Nick Antosca on Logo New Cherry Taste at Netflix, with Stevenson directing the pilot and Smith as a co-producer. Stevenson has additionally directed episodes of FX’s Legion and USA’s Briarpatch. Previous to leisure, Stevenson was once a photojournalist for the LA Occasions, whilst Smith labored on Duck Butter and Looking out as a manufacturing manager.
Stevenson and Smith repped by way of Verve and lawyer Melissa Rogal.