Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino is ready for his latest film where a teenage boy sure does learn some things about his basest urges. According to Variety, Guadagnino is in talks to head up Warner Bros.’ new adaptation of William Golding’s seminal 1954 classic, Lord of the Flies.
The studio has been trying to get this project together for a couple years, originally developing it as a gender-swapped take, where an island of castaway girls devolve into primal savagery. But since Guadagnino’s Suspiria already kind of covered all-girl violence—and because, you know, toxic masculinity is kind of a central theme of Lord of the Flies—now it’s said to again be about boys.
Given that there’s no writer attached, and the director is already in pre-production on the HBO miniseries We Are Who We Are, the project isn’t expected to fully come together anytime soon. Thankfully, we’re only a week away from Bachelor in Paradise, ABC’s Lord of the STIs.