The story of Dorian Gray in the realities of social networks
The modern adaptation of the famous novel by Oscar Wilde will be done by British and German filmmakers.
British Factual Fiction and German ZDF Studios have teamed up for a film called "#DorianGray". This is a retelling of the story of an ageless young man in a modern way, in the realities of the digital age.
The original source, the novel by the British writer The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The plot followed a character fascinated by his own appearance who sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth. While his face remains for many years without visible signs of time, the portrait presented to him captures spiritual degradation.
The script for "#DorianGray" is currently being written by young London-based screenwriter Maia John. According to the press service of ZDF Studios, the film will tell about the "exciting journey through the life of a teenager creating his own identity." Through his social media posts, the topics of sex, mental health and self-esteem will be explored. Through posts, Dorian Gray projects not who he really is, but who he would like to be.