Director Luca Guadagnino, known for the drama Call Me by Your Name, has found his next project. According to Variety.com, he is in talks to direct a Warner Bros adaptation after the famous novel Lord of the Flies, by author William Golding.
The book tells the story of a group of shipwrecked boys on a desert island in the middle of the Pacific. Far from adults and their rules, things are no longer as great as they seemed at first because hatred and violence seize their minds and turn them into savages.
Warner studios also tried to bring the film to the big screen in 2017, when they regained production rights, but the plan was not successful. According to sources close to the production, Guandagnino will try to remain as faithful to the novel but bringing the action in a somewhat more contemporary setting.
So far, there have been two adaptations of the book – the 1963 film, directed by Peter Brook and the one from 1990, directed by Harry Hook, which also featured James Badge Dale.