Hollywood is remaking Lord of the Flies, except this time … wait for it … the island is full of girls.
The movie will be written and directed by two men, Scott McGehee and David Siegel, most recently known for the critically acclaimed What Maisie Knew. Deadline reported the news Wednesday.
“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.
William Golding’s classic book was adapted for the screen in 1963 and 1990.
Now, we don’t a lot of details about this film, which comes courtesy of Warner Bros. But after the news broke, people were, let’s just say, underwhelmed by the concept.
An all women remake of Lord of the Flies makes no sense because… the plot of that book wouldn’t happen with all women.
— roxane gay (@rgay) August 31, 2017
[flies into frame on a broom]
the thing about lord of the flies is that it’s about systemic male violence + how it replicates
— #rachelsyme (@rachsyme) August 30, 2017
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
imagine having such little interest in seeking out original stories about girlhood by women that you remake LORD OF THE FLIES with girls
— JamesHurleyVEVO (@soalexgoes) August 30, 2017
“all-female Lord of the Flies remake” SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE MISSED THE FUUUUUCKIN POINT OF LORD OF THE FLIES
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) August 30, 2017
Welp, this should go well.