Odds are, if you went to high school you were made to read Lord of the Flies penned by Nobel Prize-winner William Golding. The 1954 dystopian novel is now being adapted by Warner Bros. for a feature film. According to Variety, Luca Guadagnino is in talks to both direct and produce.
Does that name sound familiar? It should. Luca Guadagnino‘s Suspiria made a splash with many critics last year as did his film Call Me by Your Name in 2017.
The novel follows a group of schoolboys marooned on a deserted tropical island who descend into a savage social order in an attempt to recreate the culture they left behind. The book is dark, brutal, and has inspired many author and filmmakers in both the horror genre and the post-apocalyptic subgenre.
This isn’t the first time the tale has been turned into a film. The novel was adapted for film in 1963 followed by the 1990 adaptation, which, in all honesty, is pretty damn disturbing.