From Zombies To The Antichrist
The horror keeps on coming for Glen Mazzara, former showrunner of The Walking Dead.
Now comes word, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, that Mazzara is developing Damien, a follow up to 1976’s classic chiller The Omen, for the Lifetime network.
Mazzara is due to pen the script in which Damien Thorn, the original film’s young boy, is now an adult. As a series of strange events unfold, Damien must realize that he is the Antichrist.
Released in 1976, The Omen starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as a couple whose son, switched at birth, turns out to be the Antichrist. Richard Donner directed the film, which was based on David Seltzer’s novel of the same name.
Two sequels, featuring Damien as he grew older, followed.
In 2006, the chiller, directed by John Moore, was remade with Live Schreiver and Juliet Stiles playing the roles originally played by Peck and Remick.
During his tenure on The Walking Dead, Mazzara helped the show, based on the comic series of the same name, achieve record ratings.
Within the world of feature films, meanwhile, the writer / producer ais scripting Overlook Hotel, the infamous haunted establishment of Stephen King’s The Shining. However, the story does not mark a return of Jack Torrance, the struggling author who took his family to the hotel and then became possessed by its many spirits. Instead, the film will focus on events that unfolded long before the Torrance family’s arrival.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter