Warner Bros. Plans Female-Led ‘Lord of the Flies’
Art and Experience: The William Golding novel is being adapted once again, this time by a male writing-directing duo.
Warner Bros. is planning a gender-bent adaptation of the iconic William Golding novel Lord of the Flies.
Scott McGehee and David Siegel will write and direct the new take on the story, which follows a group of young boarding school students that end up stranded on an island and devolve into pre-pubescent savages over the course of the novel. Harry Hook directed a 1990 version of the story, while a 1963 feature was helmed by Peter Brook.
Siegel and McGehee last directed the 2012 drama What Maisie Knew, starring Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard. They are repped by ICM and Nelson Davis.
Lord of the Flies is the latest addition to Hollywood’s gender-bending remake streak. Other installments include Splash starring Channing Tatum, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at MGM and an role-swapping Overboard reboot, as well as the upcoming Ocean’s 8 movie.