John Moore, the director responsible for the remake to classic 70's horror flick The Omen, recently discussed his ideas with Sci Fi Wire. Moore's film, Omen 666, stays true to the original story of young Damien, a child whose adopted parents are unaware that he may be the Antichrist. Moore said it was a struggle to decide which scenes to recreate, and when it was appropriate to rewrite elements of the story. "I was traumatized by the original, and there was no way I was going to pass up a chance to traumatize a whole new generation," said Moore. In addition to sticking close to the original story, Moore has chosen a select few scenes to specifically recreate. I'll avoid the spoiler info, but you can read about at least one of these scenes over at Sci Fi Wire, if you are interested. You'll also find a few more direct quotes from Moore about the direction he's taking the new Omen, which will open on the June 6, 2006. Yes, June is the 6th month of the year. I know... but don't blame me. I don't make the decisions, I just report them.

Horror isn't really my bag, so I don't know how awesome or devestating this news is to fans of the original. Fans this is where you chime in to help me out. Go ahead and know you want to.

[via sci-fi wire]

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