20th Century Studios released its official trailer The First Omen this morning, an all-new prequel to the classic horror franchise hits theaters April 5, 2024.
In the film, “When a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service in the church, she encounters a darkness that makes her question her own faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil. incarnate.”
Today's first look trailer was only a minute long and contained very little footage from the upcoming film, giving us only a small taste of the prequel's story. All of the footage was shown in weird reverse fashion – the new film, after all, goes back to the beginning – giving us a glimpse of the new characters they're playing Nell Tiger Free, Ralph Ineson and Bill Nye.
What you may not have noticed is that the last seconds of it The First OmenIts trailer has a short soundbite that plays in reverse as well. This was noticed by @BreaktheProblem on Twitter, who cracked the code and reverted the soundbite back to normal. What he found was a hidden Easter Egg in the trailer, one that goes back to the original classic.
The soundbite is from Richard Donner's moment The Omen (1976) when Damien's nanny hangs herself and says the iconic line: “Look at me, Damien. It's all about you.”
Check out @BreaktheProblem's tweet below to hear it The First OmenThe trailer's hidden soundbite was not reversed, along with the clip from the 1976 horror classic from which it came.
The new film is being directed Arkasa Stevensonbased on characters created by David Seltzer (“The Omen”), with a story by Ben Jacoby (“Bleed”) and a screenplay by Tim Smith & Arkasha Stevenson and Keith Thomas (Firestarter).
The original 1976 classic, which starred Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and Harvey Stephens, followed an American ambassador who believes his five-year-old son is the Antichrist.
They threw in a nice call back to the original at the end. Here it is reversed. pic.twitter.com/mgMuSgn8jQ
— Ken (@BreaktheProblem) January 3, 2024
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