09:30 02 June 2006
'The Omen' director John Moore says the horror remake was inspired by the 9/11 terrorist atrocities.
Like the 1976 original, the movie - which sees Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles replace Gregory Peck and Lee Remick in the lead roles - still focuses on the birth of Damian, the son of the Devil.
But Moore says he was inspired by the possibility of an apocalypse spawning the son of Satan.
In an exclusive interview, Moore explained to BANG Showbiz: "We live in dark times. There is a lot of fear and we suggest that in the movie. Fear is promoted daily.
"The film opens with a scene in the Vatican where the council of Cardinals are telling the Pope that they have been monitoring the signs... the post 9/11 world, the natural disasters.
"Even though you've been told the fable there might be a metaphorical truth to them."
Moore went onto reveal he is tired of the climate of fear in the US following the tragedy.
He said: "It's as if people want us to just lock ourselves in our houses and never come out again. It's terrifying. I'm sick and tired of the suspicion and brooding fear that seems to be everywhere."
'The Omen' opens worldwide next Tuesday (06.06.06).
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