Frozen Writer To Adapt A Wrinkle In Time For Disney
Posted by Josh Syvertsen on 08.05.2014
Based on the 1962 book...
Variety reports that Jennifer Lee has been selected to adapt A Wrinkle In Time for Disney. Lee wrote and co-directed Frozen with Chris Buck and also wrote Wreck-It Ralph.
The book was published in 1962 and was written by Madeleine L'Engle. It follows two children who travel through time and visit strange worlds to find their missing scientist father. It was one of Lee's favorite novels growing up and she won Disney over with her take, which has a strong female-driven story and a creative approach to the sci-fi and "world-building" elements of the book.
She will also continue to work for Walt Disney Animation as part of their creative team, which put out Frozen ($1.3 billion in box office) and has Big Hero 6 coming out on November 7. A director hasn't been found for A Wrinkle In Time but Jim Whitaker (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, American Gangster, Robin Hood) will produce with Catherine Hand, who previously produced the 2003 ABC TV movie based on the book.
Jeff Stockwell (Bridge to Terabithia) originally tried to write the script when the adaptation was announced in 2010. The book was the first in L'Engle's Time Quartet series which includes A Wind in the Door, Many Waters and A Swiftly Tilting Planet.