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Um, about that all-female 'Lord of the Flies' movie

31 Août 2017

While the producers promise to be faithful to the novel, their biggest detour is the cast themselves: the students on the remote island will be girls instead of boys.

This certainly isn't the first time Lord of the Flies has been adapted for the silver screen, as Peter Brook and Harry Hook previously turned the novel into films in 1963 and 1990, respectively. (The last two films about young girls that McGeehee and David Siegel worked on, Bee Season and What Maisie Knew, had scripts written by women.) I can say pretty confidently right now that we just do not need this.

McGehee and Seigel are good at depicting traumatic events. "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 behavior they saw in grownups before they were marooned". McGehee told the site that the story, "is aggressively suspenseful, and taking the opportunity to tell it in a way it hasn't been told before, with girls rather than boys, is that it shifts things in a way that might help people see the story anew". That just happened, and they have just closed their deals and will begin writing immediately.

A shot from the 1990 Lord of the Flies movie
A shot from the 1990 Lord of the Flies movie. Alamy

McGehee said the new female version of Lord of the Flies "breaks away from some of the conventions, the ways we think of boys and aggression".

A new Lord of the Flies movie is on the way from film giant Warner Bros., but there will be a major change compared to the book. "It is a great adventure story, real entertainment, but it has a lot of meaning embedded in it as well". They are repped by ICM and Nelson Davis.

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Um, about that all-female 'Lord of the Flies' movie