The Omega Code is a 1999 thriller film directed by Robert Marcarelli, starring Casper Van Dien as the protagonist, Dr. Gillen Lane, and Michael York as the antagonist. It has a premillennialist plot about a plan by the Antichrist to take over the world. Televangelist Paul Crouch, head of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which continues to air the movie occasionally, published a novelization of the film. In 2001, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 was released; it is partly a prequel, and partly an alternate eschatological tale. Megiddo had a larger budget than the original, but proved less popular.