Deadline news is reporting a remake of ‘Lord of the Flies’ is being written and directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel. But here’s the rub… All female cast.
The pair said they hoped to do a “very faithful but contemporised adaptation of the book”, which they said was about children “replicating the behaviour they saw in grown-ups.”
They hope the new film – which is still in the early concept stages – could break away from conventions around the “ways we think of boys and aggression.”
But online, the idea has not gone down well
uhm lord of the flies is about the replication of systemic masculine toxicity
every 9th grader knows this
u can read about it on sparknotes https://t.co/EQFyuSA3MV
— froy (@froynextdoor) August 31, 2017
The WB is remaking Lord of the Flies with an all female cast. It will take place in a high school and be called ‘Mean Girls’
— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) August 30, 2017
The all-female Lord of the Flies will just be a group of young women apologizing to each other over and over till everyone is dead.
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) August 31, 2017