THE FIRST OMEN Trailer Shows Where the Terror Begins

A new trailer and poster for the upcoming prequel film to the classic horror franchise, 'The First Omen' reveals a frightening new story
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A terrifying new trailer and poster has been revealed from 20th Century Studios’ upcoming psychological horror film The First Omen has been revealed. The film is a prequel to The Omen, the classic horror film franchise that has frightened viewers since it first hit the cinemas in the 70’s.

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The upcoming film takes place in Rome where a young American woman begins her life in serving a church where she encounters a darkness that makes her question her own faith. Check out the terrifying trailer below:

Watch the new trailer for #TheFirstOmen. Experience the most terrifying movie of the year, only in theaters on April 5.


The upcoming horror film is directed by Arkasha Stevenson, who has co-wrote the screenplay with Tim Smith and Keith Thomas. This will be the sixth film in The Omen franchise, and the film stars Neil Tiger Free, Tawfeek Barhom, Sônia Braga, Ralph Ineson, and Bill Nighy.

News about the prequel film was first announced in April 2016 with Ben Jacoby writing the script and Antonio Campos in talks to direct. By May 2022, the studio began developing it with Arkasha Stevenson signing on in her feature directorial debut. David S. Goyer and Keith Levine are set to produce the film under the Phantom Four Films label. Free was eventually cast as the lead role in late August 2022.

Production designer Eve Stewart said it was important to add unique locations when it came to the beginning of the principal photography. She stated the following:

“We wanted it to be very unique and beautiful building, and since we couldn’t find everything within one building, we put three buildings together and made sure that they all linked well with another.”

-Eve Stewart (Production Designer for ‘The Omen’)-

Principal photography took place on location in Rome and on sound stages at Lumina Studios from September 19 to November 22, 2022. Even though the costumes featured in the film look as if the story will be taking place in the 1940s/1950s, the film takes place in the 1970s with some outfits inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s fashion from that era.

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The First Omen opens exclusively in theaters nationwide on April 5, 2024.

About The First Omen

Release Date: April 5, 2024
Rating: R
Genre: Horror
Directed by: Arkasha Stevenson
Written by: Ben Jacoby, Tim Smith, Arkasha Stevenson, Keith Thomas
Produced by: David S. Goyer, Keith Levine
Cast: Nell Tiger Free, Tawfeek Barhom, Sonia Braga, Ralph Ineson, Bill Nighy

Synopsis: When a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, she encounters darkness that causes her to question her own faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.

The film is directed by Arkasha Stevenson and based on characters created by David Seltzer, with a story by Ben Jacoby and a screenplay by Tim Smith & Arkasha Stevenson, and Keith Thomas. The producers are David S. Goyer and Keith Levine and the executive producers are Tim Smith, Whitney Brown, and Gracie Wheelan.

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SOURCE: 20th Century Studios

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