Lord of the Flies: New Version by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name)

Director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) is in negotiations to direct Warner latest adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies.

Guadagnino and his producing partner Marco Morabito are also in negotiations to produce. Known Universe, the production company founded by Lindsey Beer, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, is negotiations to executive produce.

Warner  has been trying to get the movie off the ground since 2017, when it reacquired the rights to the novel. The studio had previously held some rights to the book, as it was Warner that most recently adapted the novel with Henry Hook’s 1990 film.

The original novel follows a group of school boys stranded on a deserted island who descend into a savage social order. When the studio reacquired all the rights in 2017, there was an idea of making it a group of school girls who get stranded rather than boys.  That plan has been scrapped, with the plot to instead follow a group of school boys.