Novelist Patrick Ness, who wrote 2016’s A Monster Calls, will write the screenplay for the forthcoming film, which is coming out via Warner Bros. The original adaptation was set to be an all-female version directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, but the studio “changed its course” and decided to remain true to William Golding’s 1954 novel.
Lord of the Flies tells the story of a group of British boys who get stranded on a deserted island. With no authority figures, the book follows the group as they attempt to govern themselves, before ultimately descending into chaos.
Guadagnino’s version is not the first adaptation of the popular novel – the book has previously been made into a movie by Peter Brook in 1963, and Harry Hook in 1990. There’s no news yet on when the latest adaptation will be released.
In other Guadagnino news, Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer have been confirmed to reprise their roles as Elio and Oliver in his upcoming Call Me By Your Name sequel, which is based on André Aciman’s follow-up novel, Find Me.
Watch a clip from Hook’s 1990 adaptation of Lord of the Flies below.