Lord of the Flies is a 1963 film adaptation of William Golding 's novel of the same name . It was directed by Peter Brook and produced by Lewis M. Allen , known since for producing films based on modern-classic novels . The film was in production for much of 1961 though the film was not released until 1963. Golding himself supported the film. When Kenneth Tynan was a script editor for Ealing Studios he commissioned a script of Lord of the Flies from Nigel Kneale , but Ealing Studios closed in 1959 before it could be produced.
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