Variety is reporting that Suspiria’s Luca Guadagnino is in talks to helm a new “Lord of the Flies” adaptation for Warner Bros.
In addition to directing, Guadagnino would also produce the pic alongside partner Marco Morabito. A production company founded by Lindsey Beer, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet named Known Universe is in talks for the upcoming adaptation.
Hailing from William Golding, the “Lord of the Flies” is a classic novel that follows a group of school boys stranded on a deserted island who attempt to govern themselves to disastrous result. The book was adapted for the big screen in 1990 by Harry Hook for an updated take on the source material.
It was reported when Warner Bros acquired the rights of the book in 2017 that the studio was looking to revamp the story with an all-female cast. That concept has since been scrapped and it will indeed follow the school boys on their adventure.
Guadagnino’s most recent work is Suspiria starring Dakota Johnson, a horror remake of a 1977 film with the same name. He made a major splash with 2017’s Call Me by Your Name which garnered a bevy of awards nominations including Best Picture.