LOS ANGELES — The remarkable story of six boys stranded on a remote island that has been dubbed the “Real Lord of the Flies” is to become a Hollywood movie, it was announced Friday.
Dutch historian Rutger Bregman pieced together the true tale of how a group of Tongan teenagers ended up shipwrecked together in the Pacific for 15 months, after stealing a fisherman’s boat in the 1960s.
A newspaper article Bregman penned to promote his book “Humankind” went viral two weeks ago, sparking a fierce bidding war among Tinseltown studios.
“The Real Lord of the Flies will become a movie!! The last two weeks have been a crazy rollercoaster,” tweeted Bregman Friday.
“Lots of Hollywood st…
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