The New Lord of the Flies Movie Will Be Much Different Than the Book You Remember
Lord of the Flies is a book that many were encouraged to read in school that followed a group of schoolboys suddenly thrust into the role of survival when crash landing on a deserted island. We’re talking cannibalism, power plays, the works. The original book brought an all new meaning to “boys will be boys.” Now with a new film adaption in the works, the producers talked a little bit about how they wanted to bring a new twist to this classic tale.
In a new interview with Deadline, film producers Scott McGehee and David Siegel sat down and discussed their particular vision for the upcoming movie. A few tweaks here and there to the narrative are expected, but they are putting a completely different spin on the overall narrative with one swift move: instead of a group of young deserted boys, it will be instead a group of young deserted 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. 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.”
A big reason for this change is that they wanted to present a new perspective and challenge the conventional notion that aggression is a trait only seen in boys, or that all boys have it. McGehee mentioned that there is a phenomenal story to be told that is not only entertaining, but also houses deeper meaning within its narrative that they feel this new change will only exemplify.
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The Lord of the Flies film doesn’t have an expected release date yet, but with more than a few movie adaptations of this tale already; it will be interesting to see their all-female take on a book familiar to many. What are your thoughts on the narrative change? Are you interested in seeing how the similarities fair between the original material and the new movie? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!
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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.