‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘Suspiria’ helmer, Luca Guadagnino, has entered into talks with Warner Bros to take over the helm of their ‘Lord of the Flies’ adaptation.
William Golding’s classic 1954 novel focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves during a nuclear war.
Guadagnino and his producing partner Marco Morabito will produce the movie if terms are agreed upon.
Back in 2017, after Warner won the rights to adapt the story, it was widely reported that the story would take on a gender swap approach with Scott McGehee and David Siegel acting as co-directors. The very thought of a male directing team fronting an all-female lead feature led to a major backlash and the idea was subsequently dropped.
At the time, Siegel commented that they wanted a more contemporary feel to the age-old classic.
“We want to do a very faithful but contemporized adaptation of the book, but our idea was to do it with all girls rather than boys, It is a timeless story that is especially relevant today, with the interpersonal conflicts and bullying, and the idea of children forming a society and replicating the behaviour they saw in grownups before they were marooned.”
The Italian director is best known for ‘Call Me By Your Name’ which led to him taking the helm of the ‘Suspiria’ remake. His upcoming projects include the TV mini-series ‘We Are Who We Are’ and a feature film based on Bob Dylan’s 1975 album, ‘Blood on the Tracks starring Chloe Grace Moretz.