HOLLYWOOD – The prequel to The Omen will be all about sperm, according to the log line issued by Fox.

When news came in that an Omen prequel was on the cards, everyone went ape shit. People were throwing things out of windows, the Vatican condemned the movie industry and Canada made the USA illegal. However, after this inexplicable over reaction subsided Fox confirmed that they were moving ahead with the movie regardless of the controversy the decision had created. Today they issued the log line that comes with the movie.

Millions of sperm are released into the vaginal canal of Damien’s mother to be, but only one of the sperm will fight through and survive to fertilize the egg. As each of the other sperm is killed off in an increasingly elaborate manner, the audience will have a foretaste of the demonic capabilities of the Anti-Christ.

Antonio Campos, who most recently directed popular Sundance hit Christine, is set to direct the horror thriller provisionally titled The First Omen: The Semen, produced by David Goyer and Kevin Turen and Phantom Four and which is positioned as a follow up to the forty-year old classic directed by Richard Donner and starring Gregory Peck as the unluckiest foster father in the world.

The First Omen: The Semen will be released in 2019.


Advance copies arrived of Mel Gibson‘s new autobiography Sad and Angry and Studio Exec was given exclusive permission to publish extracts.

From Chapter One: My Family:

We were a normal family. Dad was on Jeopardy! I remember that clearly. But other than that, he was a hard working guy who raised us well. And mom was always there for us. I suppose that’s where we got our values from. After we moved from New York to Australia, I must have been about 12 we probably became closed as a family. dad would come home, exhausted from denying the Holocaust happened and we’d play Battleships on the kitchen table. I was always Admiral Donitz. 

Chapter Four: Mad Max:

When I first met George Miller, he was a young director with hardly a penny to his name but he had a dream. ‘Mel,’ he said. ‘I really wanna make a film about a talking pig, but as the technology isn’t here yet, we’re gonna do some crap with cars instead.’ As our relationship matured and the Mad Max films achieved increasing commercial and critical success, so George ambitions began to get out of hand. One day he pulled me aside just before a scene with Tina Turner: ‘Penguins Mel,’ he told me tears sprang into his eyes. ‘Dancing penguins.’ 

Chapter Six: Gallipoli:

Peter Weir is man with a fearsome intellect and someone you don’t want to get on the wrong side of. He always had problems with me from the very first day of the shoot and it was inevitable we’d argue. You have to remember at that point I still had a broad New York accent and my Australian accent was the result of hard work with the dialogue coach, Andy Spain. Weir never missed an opportunity to remark in everyone’s hearing how my accent was lousy and I should have been replaced by a real Australian. Ironically, I would have exactly the same problem but in reverse with Richard Donner on Lethal Weapon.   

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HOLLYWOOD – Advance copies arrived of Mel Gibson’s new autobiography Sad and Angry and Studio Exec was given EXCLUSIVE permission to publish extracts. 

From Chapter Eight: Lethal Weapon:

I knew right from the beginning we had a winner on our hands with Martin Riggs. He was a character I could play. Depressed, vulnerable and a hair cut only an Australian could pull off.  I remember the first read through with Dickie Donner and Danny Glover. I tell them I like the beginning when the white cop and the black cop don’t get on very well, but after that… I don’t know. Dickie says something about narrative arcs and Danny just looks pissed off. 

From Chapter Thirteen: I free Scotland from the Tyranny of the British:

I’ve always felt for the plight of the Scottish ever since I spoke with Sean Connery about it in his island retreat in the Caribbean. Sean is an eloquent advocate for the independence of Scotland and many’s the evening we would sit in his beautiful beach front villa as Sean waxed poetical on the beauties of Scotland and the history. My other Scottish pal Randy Wallace from Texas showed me a script he had written about William Wallace. It was perfect, but I had one question. ‘Is there anyway I could fuck the queen?’ Randy smiled. ‘That’s exactly what was missing,’ he said.  

From Chapter Eighteen: Making ‘What Women Want‘:

When you’re making a film it’s always fantastic to see how a project develops and evolves sometimes for the best, other times less so. What Women Want is an example of the latter. Oliver Stone originally approached me with a script that Andrew ‘Diceman’ Clay had written. I say written, there were a lot of crayon drawings and exclamation marks, but you get the gist. That aside, it was the best thing I’d ever read. Not only funny but true. We were all set up to shoot and then Ollie decided he was going to do Any Given Sunday and my co-star Helen Hunt suggested Nancy Myers. As soon as she came on board everything changed. Clay’s script was thrown out, the premise was distorted and even the title changed. Now it was no longer called Women are a Bunch of Stupid Idiots. I know. But the original genius of Clay and Stone’s vision will have to be consigned to the ‘what could have been…’ bin.

For Part One CLICK HERE.