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Shekhar Kapur makes international debut with Damein

He will direct the TV sequel of the horror classic The Omen, which will be produced by Fox

Mumbai | Updated: December 12, 2014 1:00:41 am
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By Karan Shah

Film-maker Shekhar Kapur is all set to make his debut on international television after giving his consent to direct a new television series, Damien. The series will be a sequel to the 1976 Hollywood classic, The Omen. This is Kapur’s first venture into the horror genre. The series, which is based on the mysterious child from the original film, Damien, will feature actor Bradley James (of Homeland fame) in the lead role, tracing the life of an adult Damien Thorn.
The Omen was a powerful film. To adapt it after so long, especially for TV, will be challenging, but I believe we have a terrific script on our hand,” Kapur says.
The series, which will be aired on the American cable network Lifetime, is being produced by Fox TV Studios and will have a six-episode run. The show depicts the sly child as a mysterious man, who is unaware of the Satanic influences that surround him. The TV series is written by Glenn Mazzara (of the Walking Dead fame) and is slated to premiere in 2015.

 

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