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There’s an all-girl remake of ‘Lord of the Flies’ in the works, and it’s already being mocked online

Timothy Tai for the Boston Globe

How would things have turned out for the kids depicted in “Lord of the Flies” if the stranded children were girls?

Probably a lot better, at least according to those mocking the idea of the recently announced all-girl film adaptation of William Golding’s famous 1954 novel.

Twitter users skewered the idea this week after Deadline.com reported that two male filmmakers have signed a deal with Warner Bros. to remake “Lord of the Flies” with an all-female cast. The book was first made into a film in 1963.

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“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,” David Siegel told the website Wednesday.

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Using girls to tell a story about the consequences of unchecked male aggression didn’t make a lot of sense to some on Twitter.

But others wondered if they’ve seen this movie before: