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?