William Goldings (1911-1993) "Lord of the Flies" is still one of the most popular school readings worldwide. Dutch historian Rutger Bregman (32) apparently had a weakness for the material in which a group of stranded children tried to survive on a desert island. Bregman published his research on "The True Lord of Flies," in which six children who had stolen a boat in Tonga capsized and survived for 15 months on a desert island in the British "Guardian". The article was clicked millions of times within just two weeks and now "it will be a movie!", As Bregman proudly announced on Twitter.
Expensive film rights
While Golding's "Lord of the Flies", published in 1954, did not cooperate with shipwrecked children and violence became their last refuge, the children of Tonga survived for 15 months thanks to peaceful coexistence. Eventually they were discovered and saved by an Australian captain. The rights to the filming have been secured by Studio New Regency, which has already produced blockbusters such as "The Revenant" or "Twelve Years a Slave". Bregman is looking forward to a "red carpet meeting" like him after a "two week roller coaster ride" in another tweet said. As "Deadline" reports, the rights to the studio were worth seven figures.