Patrick Ness, author of the teen bestselling books The Voice of the Monster and The Treads of Chaos, has been appointed to screen the new adaptation of Lord of the Flies by William Golding, directed by Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name).|
The novel Lord of the Flies from 1954 tells the story of a group of British boys who find themselves far from civilization on a desert tropical island. Over time, primitive instincts begin to dominate the behavior of the islanders, and the children are divided into two groups, led by Ralph and Jack. While Ralph's supporters try to maintain some semblance of order, Jack's followers slip into barbarism and idol worship, which inevitably leads to violent confrontation and sad consequences.
Patrick Ness has twice received the Carnegie Medal, the prestigious British prize for literature for children and young people. The writer's work is dedicated to adolescents in incredibly difficult circumstances, forced to bear an unbearable burden and make decisions that sometimes are beyond the power of even adults. Previously, the writer has already adapted his own works for the wide screen: the film "The Voice of the Monster" with Lewis McDougall and Felicity Jones was released in 2016, and the picture "Treads of Chaos" with Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley will be released in early 2021.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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