The Omen is being remade? Variety recently reported that John Moore is slated to direct what is now being called Omen 666, an updated version of the 1976 classic that starred Gregory Peck as the stubborn victim of a child-sized antichrist. That original pic was one of those rare pre-80's horror films that was so tastefully made it could hardly be compared to the gore-fests of the years to follow. The director has a difficult task ahead of him. I can't imagine the subtleties of Richard Donner's '76 epic being upheld by a director who is known for flubbing previous remake attempts ala Flight of the Phoenix. But then again, the concept of a remake seems antithetical most of the time. I'd be curious to hear your opinions on remakes. Which ones do you feel have been successful and worthwhile?
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