Well-acclaimed for her screenplay for Netflix’s Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Lindsey Anderson Beer is set to debut as a director with Pet Sematary: Bloodlines on Paramount+, a prequel to the renowned Stephen King’s 1983 novel-based film, Pet Sematary. With this imminent release, Anderson Beer is not slowing down; she’s already setting sights on another retelling – Sleepy Hollow. But that’s not all: she is joining forces with Luca Guadagnino to produce a reimagined Lord of the Flies.
In a chat with Collider’s Perri Nemiroff, Anderson Beer gave a sneak peek into what audiences can expect from Guadagnino’s version of the classic, hinting at a narrative that delves deeply into psychological horror and character-driven drama. According to her, the Call Me By Your Name and Bones and All director’s take on Lord of the Flies is not just terrifying but is also designed to instil a persistent sense of discomfort in the viewers, reflecting a more contemporary interpretation of the tale than previous versions.
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Lord of the Flies has seen two prior film adaptations, first helmed by Peter Brook in 1963 and later by Harry Hook in 1990. However, Anderson Beer assures that Guadagnino is approaching the project with a fresh perspective, intending to offer something novel and relevant to the current times, distancing from the ways others have attempted and failed to contemporize the story in the past.
Guadagnino, who garnered both critical acclaim and viewer appreciation for rejuvenating Dario Argento’s 1977 iconic film, Suspiria, in 2018, is known for his distinctive visual style and a flair for melding horror with romantic drama. With a growing repertoire of celebrated horror titles to his name, he is now bringing his unique vision to Lord of the Flies. Details regarding the project’s cast and release schedule remain under wraps as of now. Source