# The First Omen: A Sinister Prequel Unveiled for Spring 2024
The realm of psychological thrillers is about to get a chilling new addition—20th Century Studios has officially announced the premiere date for its upcoming prequel to the iconic horror film The Omen. The film, aptly titled *The First Omen*, is set to terrify audiences on April 5, 2024.
## A Glimpse into Darkness
To whet the appetites of horror enthusiasts, the Disney-owned studio has released a spine-tingling first look at the highly anticipated film. The initial image showcases a young nun clothed in black amid a backdrop of eerily arranged candles. These candles, designed to resemble demonic teeth, are not the sole unsettling detail—the flickering lights seem to transform into the eyes of a malevolent entity, possibly foreshadowing the evil at the heart of the narrative.
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## The Birth of Evil Incarnate
Marking her directorial debut, Arkasha Stevenson steps behind the camera to bring to life a tale of disturbing revelations and faith-shaking encounters. The narrative follows a young American woman journeying to Rome to serve the Church, but instead of spiritual enlightenment, she finds a shrouded malevolence that makes her question her belief system and plunges her into the heart of an appalling conspiracy—the advent of the personification of evil itself.
## A Talented Ensemble and Production
Assembling an eclectic and dynamic cast, *The First Omen* features the talents of Nell Tiger Free (Servant), Tawfeek Barhom (Mary Magdalene), Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ralph Ineson (The Northman), and Bill Nighy (Living). The project, which has been in development since 2016, boasts a screenplay crafted by Ben Jacoby, Arkasha Stevenson, Tim Smith, and Keith Thomas, with the production prowess of David S. Goyer and Keith Levine.
## The Legacy of The Omen
For those less familiar with the original film that sparked this enduring franchise, *The Omen* was a 1976 horror classic that starred Gregory Peck. He portrayed an American diplomat confronted with the possibility that his young adopted son, Damien, might be the Antichrist. The franchise has previously expanded with two sequels and even a modern remake, which landed on cinema screens with ominous symbolism on June 6, 2006.
As anticipation builds for *The First Omen*, horror fans and moviegoers alike are undoubtedly marking their calendars for what promises to be a haunting journey into the origins of evil, exclusively in theaters April 5, 2024.