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Yes, But Does He Have His Father's Eyes' Wait, that's the wrong film... this is THE OMEN with DAMIEN THORN!!!

Hey folks, Harry here. Pretty much all around the web, the world has found out about momma and daddy for the Anti-Christ... Julia Stiles and Liev Schrieber. And even Quint did up a story all about it, but ya know what? I think we just scored the boy with 666 in his hairline. The one with the cute little hound from hell. The boy every dad hopes for... could it be... the son of... SATAN?!?!!!!? Could be. You've seen this boy before. He was the voice of that inhuman atrocity in POLAR EXPRESS opposite Tom Hanks. He's gonna be one of the kids in Jon Favreau's ZATHURA - I bet he causes all the problems there too. And it seems he's been cast as Damien. I went over to JoshHutcherson.Com to get a look at this demonseed borne of a dead cow... you must stab him with them old iron blades in all his vital organs.. bouncing little boy. And I looked for signs of evil - and finally in this photo I saw the face of PURE EVIL!

Our source, C.V., is saying that the above maniacal munchkin is the future Sam Neill. Honestly... I think I could be made to believe this boy must be brutally killed. I think that could be done. The real thing I don't think they'll ever be able to improve is Jerry Goldsmith's amazing, Oscar-winning and perfectly scary as modern gas prices score to the original Richard Donner film. We're working to get this confirmed - but look at those beady evil soulless eyes. That's the kid.

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  • Aug. 10, 2005, 12:41 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo


  • Aug. 10, 2005, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Are you sure ...

    by docfalken

    that he's been cast as Damien Omen? He looks like he belongs in the Silver Spoons movie instead.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Nice Casting,

    by plissken77

    This kid will be great. Also Matthew Mcgrory died.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 12:47 p.m. CST

    This unworthy cur...

    by cyanide christ

    ...could never pass as my spawn. I mean come on, he doesn't even look like me. They should've got that creepy kid from 'the Ring'. That one was quite popular down here. I hope it's on Hell Box Office this month.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Could it be....

    by Yeti


  • Aug. 10, 2005, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Crush Kill Destroy

    by DieGlazerDie

    *points whithering finger at boy* EVIL!

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 12:54 p.m. CST

    not bad

    by OriginalThinker

    I'm more excited about liev schrieber being the dad to be honest, any kid could look evil with a smile.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1 p.m. CST

    "Look at those beady evil soulless eyes. That's the kid."

    by howlingdervish

    You'd better hope so, or that kid's lawyers are going to take some offense to your "soulless" comment.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Is this the same AICN site that used to have news on it?

    by The True Priapic

    What the fuck is that?An ugly kid playing...playing a guitar...what cos he's soulful...OHHH FFFUUUCKK OFFF.I don't mind that this site is just a talkback forum now its just that theres absolutely no value in any of its topics...fuck this.Which chick is the hottest fucking actress these day?,nope to Julia Styles.Hacks...

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1:11 p.m. CST


    by snakecharmah

    He looks like any other spoiled brat at McDonalds who wants the Mcnuggets his little sister got after he made a stink about getting a cheesburger.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by DerLanghaarige

    Matthew McGrory is dead!? Fuck, I liked this giant! Oh, and this will be the first and (hopefully) the last time that I'll be on the hater-front! THIS FILM CAN'T BE GOOD!!! They just make it to release a horrorfilm on 6.6.06 and because they are too lazy (or stupid) to come up with an original idea, they use The Omen! Fuck these guys! The Original wasn't scary (in my oppinion), but it had lots of suspense! Richard Donner is maybe the most underrated director alive! (He or Joe Dante.) FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Macaulay Culkin could have still done it.

    by RJ MacReady

    His performance in The Good Son was solid, oscar solid. I'm sure the kid will be fine. I'm more worried about Styles performance.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Oh yes!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Julia Stiles is a bad bad bad choice!! SHE CAN'T ACT!!! They just gave her the role, because the teenies like her! She was okay in the first half of 10 Things I Hate About You, but...fuck! Okay, she's not as bad as Jennifer Lopez, but she is as bad as Nicole Kidman. THIS CAN'T BE GOOD!!!

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1:28 p.m. CST

    i wish that pic came off a milk carton

    by fried samurai

    And yes I know Im going to hell for thinking that..peace

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1:30 p.m. CST

    By the way

    by DerLanghaarige

    Has anyone ever seen the boy from Bad Santa again?

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by Neosamurai85

    Not buying it. Maybe it's a bad pic, but I can't see that kid pulling it off. Shit. Peace.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1:43 p.m. CST

    A dead cow?!?!?

    by Childe Roland

    What the hell is the matter with you? The boy's mother was a jackal. I should know. I fucked her.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 1:45 p.m. CST


    by Childe Roland

    ...and this kid is too young Corey Haim to be the Antichrist. Next.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 2:14 p.m. CST

    To his credit...

    by lindyboy

    This kid has that pudgy, unassuming look of innocence, but does he have the chops to play the spawn of satan? The original kid to play Damien was reported to have had a phsically violent outburst during the casting session that earned the part. I'm curious as to whether this youngster has it in him.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 2:56 p.m. CST

    looks like glenn campbell at the age of 8

    by dr.bulber

    and we all know how that turned out.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Julia Stiles?

    by jimmy_009

    Liev Schrieber is great, but wtf is Julia Stiles doing in this movie? What is she doing in any movie other than a teen romantic comedy for that matter? Blah, I'll skip it.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I've come up with a better concept: Being Damien Thorn

    by chrth

    Between the 6th and 7th floors of the Flatiron building in NYC is a floor that's only 2/3 as high as the other floors ... and behind a cabinet is a tunnel that leads ... into the mind of Damien Thorn (played by Sam Neill)! The movie opens with a monk who uses the tunnel to get into the mind of Damien, but Damien finds out what's going on ... and goes in the tunnel himself. The remainder of the movie is a shot-by-shot remake of the original Omen, but with every character being played by Sam Neill, and every line being replaced with "Sam Neill"

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Doh! I meant every line being replaced with "Damien Thorn"

    by chrth

    stupid typos!

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 4:09 p.m. CST

    The original kid was cherubic, this kid looks fat.

    by fiester

    They really ought to remake this flick as a comedy.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 4:09 p.m. CST


    by Uncapie

    Creatively bankrupt. Oozing like a pus-filled sore.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Finally hollywood Is Making Religious Movies Again

    by Captain Sulu

    Thank you Mel!

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Julia Stiles has one of those puffy orangutan faces.

    by Mosquito March

    I cringe every time I see her name in the credits of a movie, and will never forgive Mamet for putting her in STATE & MAIN. And, they should have got the little bastard from FINDING NEVERLAND to play Damien. He's creepy.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 5:06 p.m. CST

    That kid from Batman Begins

    by AspectofDisorder

    He has the son of Satan look, more than this kid.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 5:58 p.m. CST

    oh wow another remake

    by Exterminans


  • Aug. 10, 2005, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah the Kid as lil bruce Wayne looks better.

    by The Founder

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Might as well cast the kid from Two and a Half Men...

    by zer0cool2k2

    ...He looks about as Evil as this kid. I'd suggest the kid from GodSend, or third that motion for young Bruce Wayne. Ans as far as the David Warner role, I'd cast Sam Neill in that part.

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Evil sure ain't what it used to be

    by Bart of Darkness


  • Aug. 10, 2005, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Um, Harry? You gave "Polar Express" a positive review...

    by Machinder

    Don't believe me? Go here: Sure, you weren't all a-twitter with it, but you definitely didn't pan it, either. Now it's an atrocity? Pick an opinion...

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Machinder: Harry loved Jar Jar too

    by chrth

    But at AICN, we always say: Those who forget history are doomed to get mocked in talkback

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 11:39 p.m. CST

    God Harry, who are you....John Wayne Gacy?

    by KongMonkey

    Killing little boys, then doing........other them? NEVER TRUST AN OVERWEIGHT CLOWN!

  • Aug. 10, 2005, 11:45 p.m. CST

    BTW: Satans a bitch!

    by KongMonkey

    Spoiled brat jealous of his Father's success and wanting desperately to cruise the streets in his pops Porsche. Little red prick!

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Apparently Lemmings committing suicide is a myth ...

    by Shan

    ... Supposedly, the famous footage that first showed this phenomenon (created by Disney corporation) was created by the film crew throwing them off cliffs because they had this believe that lemmings did commit suicide in large numbers - but they couldn't film it - because they don't - and never did. (The rapid change in their numbers is apparently due to the wildly fluctuating availability of food in their environment that leads to population explosions followed by massive die offs from starvation).

  • White Wilderness is a Academy award winning nature documentary produced by Disney in 1958 noted for its splendid visuals as well as its propagation of the myth of lemming suicide. The film was directed by James Algar and narrated by Winston Hibler. It was filmed on location in Alberta, Canada over the course of three years. White Wilderness famously contains a sequence supposedly depicting a mass lemming migration ending with the lemmings leaping to their death into the Arctic Ocean -- in fact, the entire sequence was staged. The lemmings were not even local (there are no lemmings in Alberta); the film makers arranged to buy wild-trapped lemmings from Inuit school children in Manitoba and transported them to the set. A few dozen lemmings, placed on a large, snow covered turntable and filmed from a variety of angles, became a mass migration. As a grand finale, the captive lemmings were herded over a cliff into a river (in the film, this was the "sea", and the herded lemmings were on a "suicide drive"). Generations of TV watching schoolchildren grew up on the Disney nature films, and the myth of lemming suicide persists to this day.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Antichrist is not supposed to be a fat ugly creature.

    by SalvatoreGravano

    But the more bad aspects of the remake, the better. Go on, cast Dakota Fanning as a "twist ending Antichristess" already.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Ain't got nothin on the original kid

    by Firebuck

    Harvey Stephens, the original Damien, followed up "The Omen" with "Gauguin the Savage" and "I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney" I'm not sure this kid will be able to follow an act like that, but we'll see.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 7:44 a.m. CST

    What has happened to FOX?

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I can't believe they're remaking THE OMEN. What is the point apart from a soulless attempt to make a cheap profit. Re-release the original instead. What's next!! FOX are really heading down the tubes...ALIEN VS PREDATOR, DAY AFTER TOMORROW, all their recent blockbusteres have sucked. Time for a regime change methinks...

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Actually, it was a jackal that was Damien's "mom"...

    by rap12

    ...just saying is all.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 8:46 a.m. CST

    That's what I said...

    by Childe Roland

    ...rap12. Harry's geek cred took a serious nosedive after confusing his own bestial origins with those of filmdom's creepiest little boy (okay, maybe that's MacCully Culkin, but Damien was pretty creepy, too). TAP. TAP. Is this thing even on?

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Shoulda been the kid from "Birth"

    by kholden88

    That little bastard was creepy as hell.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Oh, goodie!

    by BAMF

    Another lame remake for me to avoid. I'm starting to enjoy having no idea what idiots on the train are talking about when they say, "Did you see that remake of [insert title]?"

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Easy Harry

    by RowanM

    Inciting GBH on a kid is uncalled for. Now, where did I put my holy water?

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 12:54 p.m. CST

    "He has his father's eyes?" anyone familiar with the Omen kn

    by TimBenzedrine

    Enough with the remakes. I could write this pitch myself: Hire some hack MTV director to give it lots of shakycam and seizure inducing rapid editing--throw in a bunch of CGI for the climax in the church---they could include shots of holy water boiling over and all the stained glass windows blowing out, just make it as noisy as can be for the ADD crowd. Sure, it would be easy. That's why Hollywood has been making so many remakes---it's easy. I'd like to see all these studio execs meet their fate David Warner style while walking out to their cars in the studio parking lot.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 1:16 p.m. CST

    This remake will BOMB. A Raven told me.

    by Jeditemple

    They'll sucker a few people with the release date of 6/6/6, but that's about it. It'll never touch the original movie, with it's chilling actors, plot, and musical score.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Oh, and remember there was a FOURTH film

    by Jeditemple

    ...made for television...and it sucked, too.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 2:04 p.m. CST

    by Sublimefn87

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 4:11 p.m. CST

    fuck this remake

    by ScaryJim

    up it's stupid fucking fat arse. At least gregory peck won't have to see it.

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 5:33 p.m. CST

    So, the phrase "you're all just a bunch of lemmings"...

    by zer0cool2k2

    ...actually means, "You're all going to be mass murdered by the Disney corporation, who will seek to profit from footage of your 'suicide' ". BTW, i think the Kid from Birth was the same kid who was in Godsend, and he's pretty friggin' creepy alright. ........ "Jackal, Jackal, is it a Jackal? It looks like a jackal. Jackal..... Jackal... JACKAL!

  • Aug. 11, 2005, 5:37 p.m. CST

    And as far as the Son of Satan goes...

    by zer0cool2k2

    I'd rather see a movie about Damon Hellstrom than a remake about Damien Thorn.

  • Aug. 12, 2005, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by dominic_vobiscum

    The Omen is perfect. I see no need to remake it. "It's all for you!" That has to be one of the best scenes in any horror movie. But on the topics of remakes. Just because it's a remake doesn't make it automatically bad. I have no problem with them as long as there's a valid reason. John Carpenter's Thing. Remake. And probably his best film. What you got to say now? Hrmm?

  • Aug. 12, 2005, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Well, dominic

    by TimBenzedrine

    Remakes don't need to be bad, it's just that they usually are. Remakes generally suck when the studio uses a previously known commodity as an excuse to throw a bunch of third rate actors together into something they can relentlessly market for a quick buck . "The Thing" is a great example of a good remake. So is "The Fly". Most of you don't know that Alien was loosely based on a '50s film called "It, the Terror from Beyond Space"---So what makes a great remake? All the things that make any movie a great film. It's got to have great characters, it's got to tell a great story. But it has to be more than just a copy or a cheapo marketing stunt.(Believe it or not Hollywood, some people can see through all the hype.) That's why most of the movies released this summer have crashed and burned. I myself have practically stopped going to the movies altogether. I can't even remember the last movie I paid to see in a theatre. I do, however, remember that it wasn't very good.

  • Aug. 13, 2005, 12:20 p.m. CST


    by gazmannus

    Damien is supposed to be the embodiment of pure evil, so wtf are they thinking casting what looks like one of the frikkin brady bunch as him?! The omen saga goes from bad to worse.. Bring back the children of the corn!! gazmannus