Luca Guadagnino is currently in talks to direct a new adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel Lord Of The Flies, according to Variety.
The Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria director will helm the project for Warner Bros, and is also in negotiations to produce alongside his producing partner Marco Morabito. Known Universe, the production company founded by Lindsey Beer, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet last year, is in talks to executive produce.
Warner Bros acquired the rights to Golding’s novel in the nineties for Henry Hook’s 1990 film version of Lord Of The Flies. The studio finally reacquired the rights in 2017 and has been trying to get a new film adaptation up and running since then.
The original novel follows a group of schoolboys who become stranded on a desert island and quickly turn savage and do away with the social order. With the film, Guadagnino and Known Universe are looking to tell a story that stays true to the novel but brings a “contemporary, ultra-kinetic feel”.
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