Two Men Are Making an All-Female 'Lord of the Flies' Reboot and People Are Pissed

Two Men Are Making an All-Female 'Lord of the Flies' Reboot and People Are Pissed
On paper, it seems easy to plug into the zeitgeist with a reboot — simply gender swap the leads, and spend the rest of the year counting money. In reality, however, it can be incredibly awkward to reverse roles without causing an uproar.

Take an all-female reboot of Lord of the Flies. Yesterday (August 30), Deadline announced that the classic novel would be adapted once again, with a film depicting this story from a female perspective. Aside from its all-female cast, the film is being written and directed by two men — Scott McGehee and David Siegel.

"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. "It is a timeless story that is especially relevant today, with the interpersonal conflicts and bullying, and the idea of children forming a society and replicating the behavior they saw in grownups before they were marooned."

Whether it's the portrayal of women or the fact that the story is being developed by two men, the announcement has been met with all sorts of derision online. Check out some tweets on the subject below.