A Prequel To 'The Omen' In The Works

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Antonio Campos, the indie filmmaker who most recently directed the Sundance movie Christine, is in negotiations to helm the prequel for supernatural horror thriller titled The First Omen at 20th Century Fox.

The First Omen was written by Ben Jacoby and David Goyer and Kevin Turen will produce the prequel through their Phantom Four banner.

The original film which was directed by Richard Donner (SupermanThe Goonies and the Lethal Weapon movies) starred the great Gregory Peck as an ambassador who comes to believe that his 5-year-old son may be the living embodiment of the Antichrist.

The 1976 Omen was one of the biggest hits of the year and was considered one of the scariest movies of the decade at that time. The Omen spawned two film sequels and a series of novels. There was also a remake of the film back in 2006 which was directed
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The Omen Prequel Is Happening at 20th Century Fox

The Omen Prequel Is Happening at 20th Century Fox
The problem with most prequels is that the original never intended to show you what happened before the events deemed worthy enough to depict in a movie. But that isn't stopping the brain trust at 20th Century Fox from moving forward on The First Omen, a precursor to the 1976 classic that introduced Damien to the world. Antonio Campos, who made waves with his Sundance hit Christine (not a Stephen King remake) is in talks to direct.

A grown-up Damien is at the center of a new A&E horror series that debuted earlier this year, and 20th Century Fox already blew it with their critically panned remake of The Omen in 2006. So they're taking this long-standing horror franchise in a totally new direction. This next movie is produced by David Goyer and Kevin Turen under their Phantom Four banner. There are no story details. The movie will tell what happened
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Round-Up: South Of Hell, Madman T-Shirt, Anguish Release Details, 8 Films to Die For, American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire Clips

We tv's South of Hell marathon kicks off on Black Friday, November 27th. Also in this round-up: the Cavity Colors' Madman shirt, Anguish and 8 Films to Die For release details, and a look at two teaser clips for American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire.

South of Hell: Press Release: "New York, NY, October 15, 2015 -- We tv announced today that it will offer its next scripted series, “South of Hell,” as a true programming event – rolling out all seven episodes of the supernatural thriller in order in a Black Friday Binge, beginning at 6 pm Et/Pt on Friday, November 27th. All episodes of the series will premiere back-to-back as the suspense and drama unfolds and escalates over seven intense hours. At the conclusion of the binge, the entire series will be available on VOD, download to own and Tve platforms.

“As viewer demand rises for TV Everywhere opportunities and audiences increasingly binge watch their favorite content,
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Weekend Preview: They Could Just Break Up With Him, Right?

Welcome to the weekend preview! Check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do, we can only help so much. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook because my mom says those are cool.

The Other Woman – Rt (24%) – Trailer

It’s The First Girlfriends Club this time! Instead of dumping an awful boyfriend who is cheating on you, why not take time and energy to seek revenge? You will seem lot more sane this way. How many jokes can Leslie Mann make about how old she is and how hot Kate Upton is? Let the drinking games commence! Oh dear, this sitcom storyline is nearly 2 hours long – may God have mercy on us all.

The Quiet Ones – Rt (36%) – Trailer

The film stars the great Jared Harris as a professor attempting to create a poltergeist. The film is being marketed as being based upon a true story,
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The First Trailer for Godzilla

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It’s finally here. Early reports had Warner Bros. and Legendary releasing the first trailer for Godzilla at the start of November, and we waited and waited, but to no avail.

No more.

Gareth Edwards’ highly anticipated blockbuster hits the big screen just as the summer season kicks off, and now the studios have released an epic first trailer for the mammoth monster movie.

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, and David Strathairn lead a stellar cast.

Max Borenstein and Frank Darabont wrote the script, based on a story by Borenstein and Dave Callaham, with Thomas Tull (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) and Mary Parent (Pacific Rim) producing.
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InDepth InterView: Billy Magnussen Talks Reserved For Rondee UK Gigs, Into The Woods Movie, Vanya, 50 Shades & More

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's biggest recent breakout stars all about his wide range of recent roles, from Broadway comedies to TV dramas to big screen movie musicals and beyond - the amiable and versatile Billy Magnussen. Discussing the finer points of his recent Broadway run in Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike, Magnussen imparts stories of sharing the stage with stalwarts Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce and expresses his enthusiasm for the piece. Furthermore, Magnussen offers up the exclusive 411 on his newest venture, the big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical Into The Woods and reveals fascinating new details about the production, as well as recounts co-starring with Meryl Streep and more. Most importantly, Magnussen gives us a preview of what we can expect from his upcoming UK rock shows with band Reserved For Rondee,
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Comic-Con 2013 schedule: All the best movie events

Comic-Con has released the full schedule of all the events that will take place over the course of its four days, which you can see for yourself here. For your convention convenience, we’ve collected all of best movie-related panels, programs, Q&As, screenings, and dog-and-pony shows below, including ones involving anticipated upcoming releases like Ender's Game, Divergent, Gravity, and The World’s End. Check them out and mark your calendars. San Diego Comic-Con runs July 17-21. For the full list of TV highlights, check out our list on Inside TV.

Thursday, July 18

Thurs., 10:30am-11:30am, Room 6A,
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Brit Marling And Michael Pitt Join Cast Of Mike Cahill’s I Origins

The next project from Another Earth director Mike Cahill, I Origins has secured the all-of-a-sudden-everywhere Brit Marling and Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt to star. There’s nothing like a grammatically-challenged film title to bag a bunch of Hollywood’s finest. Marling and Cahill worked together previously on 2011′s low-key sci-fi winner Another Earth and Marling has followed the film’s success by starring in a cluster of smaller flicks. Her latest outing, anarchist-thriller The East with Juno star Ellen Page, is set to land in cinemas in May.

Unlike their first collaboration when both handled scripting duties, this time Cahill will be writing I Origins alone. The film follows Pitt’s character, a molecular biologist, who together with Marling’s lab partner uncovers evidence which may change society as we know it. From that meagre offering of a synopsis so far, there are definite similarities to last year’s
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Casting Net: Benedict Cumberbatch in talks to play mathematician; Plus Emily VanCamp, Elizabeth McGovern, more

Casting Net: Benedict Cumberbatch in talks to play mathematician; Plus Emily VanCamp, Elizabeth McGovern, more
Sherlock fans, get excited: Benedict Cumberbatch is circling the role of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game – the well-regarded Black List script from Graham Moore. Alan Turing was a British logician and mathematician who made major contributions to the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, and cryptology. His efforts and inventions proved especially useful in breaking Axis codes during WWII, but after the war, Turing faced criminal prosecution for being gay and later committed suicide. Leonardo DiCaprio was previously attached to the role, but backed out this past fall. [Deadline]

Revenge’s Emily VanCamp is currently in talks to star opposite
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Julia Stiles To Star In Mary Pickford biopic – The First!

As you already see from our title – Julia Stiles is set to star in an upcoming Mary Pickford biopic The First, which comes from director Jennifer DeLia. Stiles will join previously announced Lily Rabe, Michael Pitt and Ryan Simpkins, and accodring to the latest reports – she will come on board to play Frances Marion, one of the top screenwriters during the early 20th Century!

So, at this moment we know that Jennifer DeLia will direct The First from Josh Fagin‘s script which is based on Eileen Whitfield‘s biography Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood which will tell us the story of a woman so ahead of her time who was living one of the most romantic love stories of all time.

As for the above mentioed cast – Lily Rabe is already set to play Pickford, while Michael Pitt is set to play Owen Moore.

When it comes to
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Julia Stiles Joins Jennifer DeLia's Mary Pickford Biopic 'The First' to Play Oscar Winner Frances Marion

Julia Stiles Joins Jennifer DeLia's Mary Pickford Biopic 'The First' to Play Oscar Winner Frances Marion
Julia Stiles, who re-emerged with a great supporting turn in "Silver Linings Playbook," has signed on to play screenwriter Frances Marion--the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay--in Jennifer DeLia's "The First," based on Eileen Whitfield's biography on Mary Pickford, "Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood." Marion's Oscar was for "The Big House" in 1930. Pickford was muse to Marion during their collaborations, including “Rebecca from Sunnybrook Farm” and “Poor Little Rich Girl.” Other characters in the film will include Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith, and Lillian Gish. Lily Rabe is set to play Pickford, and "Boardwalk Empire"'s Michael Pitt is set to play Owen Moore. Julie Pacino is producing with Said Zahraoui and Dominick Fairbanks; she'll shopping the film at Berlin with Poverty Row's Billy Bates. Last November DeLia told Indiewire, "I didn't...
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Julia Stiles Joins Mary Pickford Biopic

Julia Stiles has joined the cast of "The First," Jennifer DeLia's biopic about Mary Pickford.

Mary (played by Lily Rabe) was one of the early Canadian pioneers in Hollywood and went on to found the United Artists studio with other stars including Charlie Chaplin.

She also had a troubled marriage, blighted by the alcoholism and insecurity of her husband (played by Michael Pitt).

Stiles will play Frances Marion, one of the top screenwriters during the early 20th Century who collaborated on numerous projects with Pickford.

Ryan Simpkins also stars in the Josh Fagin-scripted film. Julie Pacino, Said Zahraoui and Dominick Fairbanks will produce.

Shooting kicks off later this year.

Source: Variety
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Julia Stiles cast as Frances Marion in Mary Pickford biopic The First

Julia Stiles has landed a role in The First.

The Bourne Identity and Silver Linings Playbook actress will portray iconic screenwriter Frances Marion in the Mary Pickford biopic, Poverty Row Entertainment has confirmed.

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[Julia Stiles at the 24th annual Producers Guild of America Awards]

Marion was one of Pickford's frequent collaborators and became the first woman in history to win an Oscar in 1930, taking the 'Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)' award for The Big House.

She later won the 'Best Story' Oscar in 1932 for The Champ.

The First is based on the Eileen Whitfield biography entitled Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood, and is directed by Jennifer DeLia (Billy Bates).

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[Frances Marion photographed in 1937]

"Julia is someone I could instantly envision in that era and within the world of Old Hollywood," said DeLia. "I've watched her work since I was a kid in the mid '90s when she was emerging as a very cool and very talented actress.
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Julia Stiles Joins Mary Pickford Biopic 'The First'

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Julia Stiles has joined the cast of the Mary Pickford biopic "The First" to play famed screenwriter Frances Marion, Poverty Row Entertainment announced Thursday. Marion was the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, taking the prize in 1930 for "The Big House." She collaborated often with Pickford, writing the scripts for "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "The Poor Little Rich Girl." "The First," based on Eileen Whitfield's biography, "Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood," tells the story of one of Hollywood's first superstars. "Julia is someone I could instantly envision
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Why You Should Care About the Mary Pickford Biopic

Girls on Film is a weekly column that tackles anything and everything pertaining to women and cinema. It can be found here every Thursday night, and be sure to follow the Girls on Film Twitter Feed for additional femme-con. For all of her many gender-defying achievements, Mary Pickford is often forgotten during discourse about Hollywood’s early days. Most discussion seems to revolve around the talent of Charlie Chaplin, the controversy that cloaks D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation, and the swashbuckling fervor of Douglas Fairbanks. She is but a footnote, a woman whose achievements rest outside the public consciousness. Jennifer DeLia’s upcoming biopic, The First, might change that – a film striving to follow the actress’ life from a poor Canadian...

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Will You See This Movie? Mary Pickford, Hollywood's First Movie Star, Gets the Biopic Treatment

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When Jennifer DeLia was doing post-production on her last feature, "Billy Bates," she had a meeting in Toronto's Lighbox movie theater. After the meeting, DeLia walked into an exhibit that explored the life of Mary Pickford, widely acknowledged as Hollywood's first movie star. It was then that DeLia, who had only a passing knowledge of Pickford's role in film history, decided that a film of her life needed to be made. "I didn't know that Pickford was the pioneer that she was and that she had the journey from childhood that she had," DeLia says now. "I knew she was a silent screen legend and the first movie star. I didn't realize that she had helped make Hollywood culture as a fierce businesswoman." The film, titled "The First" and based on Eileen Whitfield's biography "Pickford: The Woman Who Made Hollywood," is currently in development. DeLia, her producer Julie Pacino and co-writer Josh Fagin.
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American Horror Story Recap: Baby Needs Therapy

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American Horror Story Recap: Baby Needs Therapy
Hi everybody! Happy Thanksgiving! What are you doing reading this? Shouldn't you be hanging out with your families instead of reading an American Horror Story recap? Haha, kidding. People who watch this show don't have families. I'm sorry I wasn't here last week, I was on that plane with Rihanna, which was basically like being in Briarcliff.Before we get started, I have to go out of order and get one thing out of the way. Remember when Lily Rabe did the "You Don't Own" me in an obvious homage to the great giallo horror film, The First Wives Club? Man oh man. Was that amazing or was that amazing? When we go around the table today and say what we're thankful for, I'm picking this! In fact, I'll still be humming it when I overhead my dad explaining to my grandmother what FX is and that I've been under
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Douglas Fairbanks' Great-Grandson Joins Mary Pickford Project 'The First' (Exclusive)

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Douglas Fairbanks' Great-Grandson Joins Mary Pickford Project 'The First' (Exclusive)
Dominick Fairbanks, the great grandson of Hollywood legend, Douglas Fairbanks, has joined the upcoming Mary Pickford film "The First," as a co-producer. Fairbanks is the grandson of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and great grandson of Douglas Fairbanks, who was Pickford's second husband, as well as one of the original owners of United Artists.   His British-based company, Fairbanks Productions, will co-produce "The First," alongside the producers, Poverty Row Entertainment, the filmmakers told TheWrap on Thursday.   Fairbanks will join Poverty Row's Jennifer DeLia and Julie Pacino at this week's Afm, as they gear up
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Afm: Michael Pitt Joins ‘Rob The Mob’

Former Boardwalk Empire star Michael Pitt will lead the cast in the crime thriller Rob The Mob, with Tony-winner Nina Arianda also starring. Based on a true story, the film follows a couple who target and rob some of New York’s biggest mobsters. Knocking over the city’s criminal underground clubs, the two stumble across something much bigger than they expected. Suddenly, they have everyone from the feds to the mob to their own families after them. Raymond De Felitta will direct from Jonathan Fernandez’s script. Pitt will produce with Bill Teitler. Sales and finance company The Exchange has picked up international sales rights and will offer them up at this year’s Afm. Related: Toronto: Michael Pitt Joins Mary Pickford Pic ‘The First
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Mary Pickford: The Angelina Jolie of her day, but much more famous

Mary Pickford: The Angelina Jolie of her day, but much more famous
Big eyes, a luscious mouth, Oscar-winning star of dozens of movies, fame on an enormous, worldwide scale, the daughter of actor parents, a feisty, independent and ambitious nature, one half of an enviously beautiful Hollywood power couple, trailed by fans and paparazzi.

Sounds like Angelina Jolie, right?

Actually, it also describes the woman who, many years earlier, when movies were black-and-white, emotionally gut-punching and entirely silent, staked her claim as “America’s sweetheart” and paved the way for Jolie, for Brangelina, for Hollywood as we know it: Mary Pickford.

You may hear Pickford’s name more and more these days,
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