“The best way to control those that don’t believe… is to create something to fear.”
Despite receiving considerable attention from most mainstream media outlets, it seems audiences simply weren’t aware that a prequel to 1976’s The Omen was in the works.
Hence, there was a lot of shock and surprise when the first teaser trailer landed online January 3rd.
In a clip lasting a mere 40 seconds, we get a unique look at what’s in store.
Told entirely in reverse, we get a clip that seems more like a random assortment of images than clips from a coherent narrative. This lets us know that 20th Century Studios are keen to keep the film’s events under wraps until the very last minute.
Seeming to tell a tale of the Catholic church crafting the ultimate weapon to tackle their naysayers, we see a young woman targeted, groomed, and subjected to birthing the anti-Christ.
In gestation since 2016, Arkasha Stevenson brings us this prequel from a script she penned with Tim Smith and Keith Roberts.
Servants star Nell Tiger Free stars alongside British film legends Bill Nye and Ralph Ineson.
An intriguing looking picture to say the least, The First Omen will hit screens on April 5th 2024, and we’re very curious to see how it goes over with the public.
You can check out the new teaser below: