William Golding’s novel Lord Of The Flies is no stranger to the big and small screen. There’s a chance it maybe returning as Warner Bros want to remake it with Luca Guadagnino.
Golding’s 1954 novel tells the story of a group of school boys who find themselves stranded on an island. As the boys try to set some order, what they get is something that turns them into savages.
The original film was directed by Peter Brook in 1963, then again by Harry Hook in 1990. One film is considered a critical success, the other an chaotic mess.
It seems Warner Bros have been planning for a new version since they acquired the rights in 2017. Playing on an idea, this time it will be female students. According to the report THR states the studio is still looking at a male student survival tale. However, if they are looking at the Call Me By Your Name/Suspiria director, don’t be surprised if he goes for a modern twist.
The female perspective idea of Female Boarding school was to be scripted as well as directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel. This idea was heavily criticised with Marco Morabito in talks to produce.Screenwriters Lindsey Beer, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet executive producing.
If Warner Bros. Pictures do go for Luca Guadagnino, it might be a while before this film starts. The director is working on HBO’s We Are Who We Are, an coming of Age Story of American teens growing up on a military base in Italy.