In 2018, Luca Guadagnino made Suspiria his own with a stunning remake that strayed miles from its 1977 source material while still managing to convey many of Dario Argento’s original themes and subtexts. Now, we’re getting word that the filmmaker is circling his next project, an adaptation of the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, first published in 1954. THR broke the news.
Lord of the Flies has previously been adapted to film in 1963 and 1990. You can take a look at the trailer for the latter, directed by Harry Hook, below the novel’s synopsis.
At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
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