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Omen undergoes Hollywood remake
Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck was the star of the 1976 original
Filming of the remake of the horror classic The Omen is to begin in the Czech Republic and Croatia in October.

Scream actor Liev Schreiber and Bourne Supremacy star Julia Stiles take on the roles made famous by Gregory Peck and Lee Remick in the 1976 original.

Omen 666 is being directed by John Moore, who made Behind Enemy Lines.

The interior scenes are being shot at Barrandov studio in Prague. Producers 20th Century Fox have scheduled a release date of 6 June 2006.

The original Omen, set in the UK, followed the story of a US ambassador who unintentionally adopts the Antichrist in the guise of a young boy called Damien.

Director Richard Donner credited much of the scariness of the original to the music which was composed by Jerry Goldsmith, who picked up an Academy Award for his work on the film.

It was followed by two big screen sequels and a TV movie spin-off.


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