Hollywood studio behind 12 Years a Slave wins rights for 'real life Lord of the Flies'

New Regency will bring to the screen the true story of six Tongan teenagers who survived for 15 months on a remote Pacific island in the 1960s

The Hollywood studio behind 12 Years a Slave and The Revenant has won the battle for film rights to the story of the six Tongan teenagers stranded for months on an uninhabited island in the mid-1960s, dubbed as the “real-life Lord of the Flies”.

Rutger Bregman, the historian whose immensely popular article was published by the Guardian on 9 May and triggered the rights scramble, confirmed that New Regency had won the battle, after he, the four survivors still living, and Australian sailor Peter Warner who rescued them, took a collaborative decision to accept the studio’s offer.

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Source: theguardian
Hollywood studio behind 12 Years a Slave wins rights for 'real life Lord of the Flies'