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Autbot_Benz
08-30-2017, 08:58 PM
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.

It is an intriguing take on a novel that was most famously turned into a 1963 film by Peter Brook. It was later turned into a 1990 Castle Rock film by director Harry Hook, which is how Warner Bros wound up with some of the rights. McGehee & Siegel last directed the 2012 drama What Maisie Knew, and before that Bee Season and The Deep End. They are very good at depicting traumatic events and stories seen through youthful eyes. They told Deadline they are big fans of Brook’s original film, but thought a new contemporized version felt timely. It took awhile for Warner Bros and their ICM Partners reps to work out the rights issues with the author’s estate. That just happened, and they have just closed their deals and will begin writing immediately.

“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.”

They are repped by ICM Partners and Nelson Davis.

http://deadline.com/2017/08/lord-of-the-flies-scott-mcgehee-david-siegel-female-cast-warner-bros-william-golding-novel-1202158421/

What is with the current trend being remaking movies with girls in it instead of guys?

Redeemer
08-30-2017, 09:06 PM
Whats up with WB making reboots with all female cast? :lol:
Hopefully this won't turn out like the Female GhostBuster movie :lol:
Really glad to hear that they will stay faithful to the book. It will be interesting to see how different the characters will be as female compared to the male versions.

I feel bad for hardcore fans, bc I know how upset I get when the franchises I love make drastic changes like this.

GoldMutant
08-30-2017, 09:10 PM
I went to a student production of Lord of the Flies starring guys who couldn't act out of a wet sack. I'm certain a female based show could be interesting should it follow Lord of the Flies and place its own twist on the story, hopefully. Wishful thinking of the latter, but I can hope.

Also, do you seriously have a problem with everything relating to SJW or this kind of stuff? All I see from you at times in this section is whining about them or fangirls from Tumblr ruining Arrow and other shows or films, Ghostbusters being one. I highly doubt it's going to end up like the Ghostbusters 2016 fiasco either way.

Come on Warner Bros., pull through.

Cure
08-30-2017, 09:12 PM
So is Piggy gonna be called Miss Piggy? Haaaaaaaaaa.

IndigoErth
08-30-2017, 09:13 PM
On one hand, I get a little tired of girls just getting remakes instead of good original stuff... (Why can't we have stuff that is so awesome that the guys what a remake of female cast stuff rebooted with guys? Come on.) On the other hand, with this one, I wonder how quickly we'll hear the crying about it, over something most of them (the cryers) won't have seen, read, or given a single crap about since middle school. lol

If it's a made for tv thing I might check it out.

Autbot_Benz
08-30-2017, 09:13 PM
Also, do you seriously have a problem with everything relating to SJW or this kind of stuff? All I see from you at times in this section is whining about them or fangirls from Tumblr ruining Arrow and other shows or films, Ghostbusters being one. I highly doubt it's going to end up like the Ghostbusters 2016 fiasco either way.

Come on Warner Bros., pull through.

No I don't have a problem with everything SJW related like Vegita-San does. I have been pretty Vocal about my dislike for the new Batman Harley movie because of how it portrays women. I know a few SJW's don't like that movie either I was making an observation that the latest trend is redoing movies with women instead of men in the roles.

Powder
08-30-2017, 09:15 PM
I feel bad for hardcore fans, bc I know how upset I get when the franchises I love make drastic changes like this.

How many hardcore fans could there really be? Most people who've read the book had it forced on them in Jr. High. :tlol:

Cure
08-30-2017, 09:19 PM
How many hardcore fans could there really be? Most people who've read the book had it forced on them in Jr. High. :tlol:

Yeah, and the movie is kind of a bummer. It's good and all, one of those movies that stick with one, but it's not exactly a pleasant watch. I certainly wouldn't wanna sit through it again, different or no.

ProphetofGanja
08-30-2017, 09:23 PM
How many hardcore fans could there really be? Most people who've read the book had it forced on them in Jr. High. :tlol:

What, you're telling me you're not a proud member of the Lord of the Flies fandom?? Where all my other flybabies at???

:lol::lol::lol:

ToTheNines
08-30-2017, 09:57 PM
So is Piggy gonna be called Miss Piggy? Haaaaaaaaaa.

I love you man.

plastroncafe
08-30-2017, 10:11 PM
I wish them luck.
This isn't a movie I've any interest in seeing.
Especially if it's going to be faithful to the book.

Allio
08-30-2017, 10:45 PM
What's wrong with the book? Everything should deserve the chance at a perfect adaptation of their source material

plastroncafe
08-30-2017, 11:02 PM
I disagree. Not only do I not really think a perfect adaptation of a thing is possible, I don't think that should be the goal of an adaptation. Faithful, yes. But a perfect transfer from one medium to another? Nah.

It'd be like that Borges short story about the guy who rewrites Don Quixote word for word.

I also don't think it's possible to make a perfect adaptation of Lord of the Flies with a female cast. The book pretends to be about human nature in general, but it's really about one particular kind of person in one particular point in history.
If they're just changing the casting call sheets, without changing the narrative to reflect the cultural differences, mores, and expectations of the characters...then it's doing itself a huge disservice.

TurtleTitan97
08-30-2017, 11:04 PM
How many hardcore fans could there really be? Most people who've read the book had it forced on them in Jr. High. :tlol:

^ This. Book is decent, but I'm definitely in no hurry to read it again.

As for the movie, odd direction to go in but whatever. Doubt I'll see it.

MsMarvelDuckie
08-30-2017, 11:13 PM
I'm probably one of the few who enjoyed reading it in middle school. But then I was in a gifted program for English lit and we did some really cool projects relating to it. This could be interesting if done right. I agree that it would need a bit of retooling for current audiences and updates to the story and characters to work but I think as students of an all girls school it could very well prove enlightening regarding how girls behave when left alone.

ToTheNines
08-30-2017, 11:18 PM
Faithful, yes. But a perfect transfer from one medium to another? Nah.


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I'm probably one of the few who enjoyed reading it in middle school. But then I was in a gifted program for English lit and we did some really cool projects relating to it. This could be interesting if done right. I agree that it would need a bit of retooling for current audiences and updates to the story and characters to work but I think as students of an all girls school it could very well prove enlightening regarding how girls behave when left alone.

Hard to not be gifted when you've been reincarnated 7 times, amirite?

ProactiveMan
08-31-2017, 03:58 AM
It will have to be a period piece if it's going to work. In 2017, I don't buy a plane load of kids crashing on an inhabitable but uninhabited island and being lost for enough time to go feral.

Powder
08-31-2017, 04:10 AM
It will have to be a period piece

I'm trying so hard to leave this alone.

Utrommaniac
08-31-2017, 04:33 AM
You've actually got a point there.

A group of teenage girls would be less likely to slaughter one another while stranded on an island. Partly because they'd be helping each other to deal with their little monthly issues. Sure, in my high school experience, there were Girl!Fights harder to break up than Boy!Fights, but it was an exception to the rule.

If they have to turn against each other, they'd use psychological warfare, as is standard practice when women get aggressive towards other women (and I should know from my middle/high school years). When discussing the children replicating what adults do, girls don't usually see adult women be violent toward one another the way boys would see men. Well, that might depend on where they're from, but for the most part, girls would not go for violence. They'd go for aggressive suggestion.

And yeah, no way any Lord of the Flies situation would happen in the 2010's. Maybe not even the 90's.

BubblyShell22
08-31-2017, 07:56 AM
I was never a big fan of the book and I don't even remember much about it. I doubt this could work in any sort of way, but whatever.

plastroncafe
08-31-2017, 08:56 AM
I'm trying so hard to leave this alone.

Don't! It's glorious!
I'm only sorry I didn't catch it first!

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
08-31-2017, 09:24 AM
Dammit, Powder and Cure stole all the good quips. :tlol:

So... will this be Lady of the Flies? Eh. I don't have a problem with the story or the gender change-up, but this idea just feels like scraping the bottom of a barrel.

Like you guys said, there isn't much in the way of a Fly fanbase...

drgon78
09-02-2017, 06:20 AM
I was never a fan of the book but this is just lame.

ProactiveMan
09-04-2017, 12:24 AM
I'm trying so hard to leave this alone.

Believe it or not, that had occurred to me - but sometimes you just have to jump and not look back.

Andrew NDB
09-04-2017, 03:38 AM
It will have to be a period piece if it's going to work. In 2017, I don't buy a plane load of kids crashing on an inhabitable but uninhabited island and being lost for enough time to go feral.

Maybe from another country. Which they won't do.

plastroncafe
09-04-2017, 08:47 AM
Maybe it'll be like the Heathers reboot, and they'll make all of the evil girls women of color, in an effort to be inclusive, but then missing the point even more.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
09-04-2017, 09:19 AM
It will have to be a period piece if it's going to work. In 2017, I don't buy a plane load of kids crashing on an inhabitable but uninhabited island and being lost for enough time to go feral.

Just make it set 25 years ago or something.

turtle1237
09-04-2017, 06:02 PM
After the flop that was Ghostbusters, you think they learn there lesson?

Allio
09-04-2017, 06:41 PM
That reboot failed for a WHOLE lot of other reasons

MsMarvelDuckie
09-04-2017, 10:25 PM
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSFrt7-a6n0qeodDdBwr36gDgGH-1KyXXe6Mbyip-E0lIdhXObB_w


Hard to not be gifted when you've been reincarnated 7 times, amirite?


I'm not even sure where you were going with that but.... Uh, oooo-kaaay. :trolleye:


Dammit, Powder and Cure stole all the good quips. :tlol:

So... will this be Lady of the Flies? Eh. I don't have a problem with the story or the gender change-up, but this idea just feels like scraping the bottom of a barrel.

Like you guys said, there isn't much in the way of a Fly fanbase...


Well they are kind of running low on new original ideas so mining classic literature for the upteenth time seems safe enough.

Andrew NDB
09-04-2017, 11:48 PM
I don't even remember much at all of "Lord of the Flies," honestly. My wife hates the idea of this. Says "Women don't do that stuff. They'd just kill each other."

Cure
09-04-2017, 11:49 PM
I don't even remember much at all of "Lord of the Flies," honestly.

The fat kid dies.

ProactiveMan
09-05-2017, 01:23 AM
It's like all the modern remakes of 70s and 80s slasher movies where they have to take cellphones out of the equation. It's almost always either dead batteries or no service, which makes the protagonists look clueless.

sdp
09-05-2017, 12:56 PM
You can't have something faithful to the book and change the gender of all the characters, that's an oxymoron. I don't think this is any SJW pandering they likely just want to try something new with the story which is fine and frankly more interesting but don't cal it faithful.

Good book but not a feel good book, never seen any of the films.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-05-2017, 01:30 PM
The fat kid dies.

RIP Piggy...

Jester
09-06-2017, 01:41 PM
The idea of a "Gender Flipped Lord of the Flies" intriguing me, but at what point does it change enough from the source material to go from being the All-Female Lots to a completely unique story, only loosely inspired by LotF?