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Fri Sep 1, 2017, 01:23 PM

Scott McGehee & David Siegel Plan Female-Centric Lord Of The Flies At Warner Bros

Given the right treatment and context, this could be damned interesting. Projecting the major theme of the book, conflicting human impulses toward civilization and social organization—living by rules, peacefully and in harmony—and toward the will to power onto a female cast could be a fascinating approaching.


Scott McGehee & David Siegel have made a deal at Warner Bros to write and direct a new version of Lord Of The Flies, based on the iconic William Golding novel. They plan to be faithful to the novel with one major twist: the young students stranded on a remote island who descend into a savage social order will be girls.

“We want to do a very faithful but contemporized adaptation of the book, but our idea was to do it with all girls rather than boys,” Siegel told Deadline. “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 said the subject matter “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. It breaks away from some of the conventions, the ways we think of boys and aggression. People still talk about the movie and the book from the standpoint of pure storytelling,” he said. “It is a great adventure story, real entertainment, but it has a lot of meaning embedded in it as well. We’ve gotten to think about this awhile as the rights were worked out, and we’re super eager to put pen to paper.”

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Fri Sep 1, 2017, 01:39 PM

1. this could be very interesting indeed.

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