Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino is coming off a string of buzzy features, including critical favorites "Call Me by Your Name" and "Suspiria." Now, he's reportedly circling a project with the potential to earn some similar raves.
Variety has the scoop that Guadagnino is in talks to direct a new adaptation of literary classic "Lord of the Flies," which is being shepherded by Warner Bros. If he takes the gig, Guadagnino would also produce, alongside producing partner Marco Morabito.
This latest adaptation has been in the works for a while now, with Warner Bros. reacquiring the rights to the William Goldman novel in 2017. The studio was also behind the last most recent movie version of the book, the 1990 film directed by Henry Hook.
Back in 2017, the initial plan for the project was to re-center the story on a group of girls, rather than the group of boys featured in the original story. That idea was ultimately abandoned, however, and the trade says that Guadagnino and his fellow filmmakers "plan to develop a story that stays true to the text but with a contemporary, ultra-kinetic feel."
We're definitely curious to see how Guadagnino and co. handle the familiar tale. Stay tuned.