An All-Female Reboot of “Lord of the Flies” – Ooooo I don’t know about this one!

Lord of The Ladybug’s, …Maybe?

How’s This Going To Work?

Lord of the flies 2Lord of the Flies, the classic William Golding novel about a group of boys marooned on an island and forced to form their own society, is being made into a film . But this time, instead of an all-boys cast, the students stranded on the island will all be female.

There have been two Lord of the Flies film versions already produced: the original 1963 film by Peter Brook, and the 1990 Harry Hook version. The ’90’s version, starring a young Balthazar Getty, is the version that “I remember enjoying so very much as a young man.”

Two male directors are driving this project, Scott McGehee and David Siegel, most known for their work on, What Maisie Knew and The Deep End.

 

“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 said to 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 behaviour they saw in grownups before they were marooned.”

“Myself, I don’t know how this story could possibly be portrayed by Girls? Boy’s and Girl’s just don’t interpret or react to a given scenario in the same way. That’s what makes us so uniquely special.”

McGehee went on to say: “it’ll provide an interesting take on boys and girls and aggression, or at least society’s concepts of gender,” and the pair is exited to start this gender bending rendition.

“[The story] 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,” he said. “It breaks away from some of the conventions, the ways we think of boys and aggression. 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 a while as the rights were worked out, and we’re super eager to put pen to paper.”

 

It seems like the social media world isn’t as jazzed for the project. Some people are aggravated that it’s an all-female cast, while many women derided the idea because it’s not an original story. The idea that two men are directing the film also didn’t sit well with the most, and many postulated that Lord of the Flies wouldn’t even unfold the way it does if it were women stranded on the island instead of men.

A female lord of the flies where everything goes fine and they create a society on a secret island wait this is the start of wonder woman

An all women remake of Lord of the Flies makes no sense because… the plot of that book wouldn’t happen with all women.

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.

Making an all-female Lord of the Flies makes about as much sense as making an all-male A League of Their Own.

And now dudes are mansplaining at me how Lord of the Flies wasn’t about toxic masculinity, but just “culture.” Lololol.

imagine having such little interest in seeking out original stories about girlhood by women that you remake LORD OF THE FLIES with girls

An all female Lord of the Flies, what the hell is this, isn’t the fact that they are boys a central part to the story?

The all-girl Lord of the Flies remake is one of the sadder misbegotten attempts at pop culture wokeness I’ve seen

 

Golding himself once gave a quote about male-female equality that seems to indicate he wouldn’t necessarily agree with this adaptation of his novel.

“I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been,” he added. “Boys are more like a scaled-down version of society than a group of little girls would be.”

There are no production or release dates planned as of this writing, and Warner Bros. will be the studio backing the movie.

 Resources: Chris Jancelewicz
What’s your take on this “Reboot” of a classic story of “Boys Gone Wrong?”
Your comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks – Jeff Dibble

Author: Jeffrey Dibble

Jeffrey Dibble is currently the owner of Daily Dibbles.com, a site in which he blogs about Movies, Entertainment, Toronto Life, as well as many other related and unrelated topics to enhance ones general lifestyle. Jeff is currently living in Toronto Canada and earns his living from the writing he does on his website, his YouTube Channels, as well his affiliation with Set Tv Now, a subscription IPTV service and his affiliation with Tangerine Bank, a subsidiary of The Bank Of Nova Scotia.

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