Jennifer Lee to Adapt ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ for Disney
Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed Frozen, will write the big screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 children’s novel, A Wrinkle in Time, for Disney. According to Hollywood Life, the novel is one of Lee’s favorites, and her adaptation will focus on sci-fi elements and a strong female narrative.
The science fantasy novel is the first book in L’Engle’s “Time Quartet” series, telling the story of a young girl who travels through time with her brother and a friend in order to find her scientist father, who has gone missing after working on a very mysterious project. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of several awards, including a Newbery Medal, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and a Sequoyah Book Award.
This adaptation follows a poorly received television version from 2003 that was blasted by L’Engle herself, but with Lee’s previous successes (Frozen, Wreck-it Ralph), the outlook is much better. At this time, no director or casting decisions have been announced.
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