Jennifer Lee to Adapt ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ for Disney

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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Riki has a long-standing love affair with all things books and writing. She indulged her love for all things literary with a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and is currently studying at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Although she is well past her own teen years, Riki’s reading passion lies with Young Adult literature where she devours books that handle the “firsts” in life. When not reading and writing she can be found yelling at the television while watching sports.

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Tom1960 from Athens, Georgia is reading Blindness by Jose Saramago August 6, 2014 - 8:21am

As a child, A Wrinkle In Time Was the first novel I took seriously. The 2003 TV show was a terrible hacker. I tried my best but couldn't watch the whole thing. Maybe this time around things will be better. Please don't let it be a cartoon.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami August 6, 2014 - 5:27pm

Same here,  no spoons for a sugar please.