After months of being courted by the Mouse House, Ava DuVernay (Selma) has finally signed on the dotted line to helm Disney’s new adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, which boasts a script by Jennifer Lee, the Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director.
The fact that Disney was working pretty darn hard to get DuVernay on board is not new, but the confirmation that she will indeed direct the movie is.
The new A Wrinkle in Time movie (Disney made a TV movie back in 2003) is an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 Newbery Medal-winning fantasy classic novel of the same name, which centers on a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a highly mysterious project called a tesseract (not the same thing as the one in Captain America: The First Avenger, you guys) involving being transported in another dimension with inhabited planets. While on a search for her father, she meets some amazing creatures along the way.
Disney has been wooing DuVernay for more than six months now. The Selma director was at one point considered to direct Marvel’s Black Panther (another Disney property), but she passed on the gig that ultimately went to Ryan Coogler (Creed).
Do you think this new adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time is now in good hands with Ava DuVernay at the helm and a script by Jennifer Lee?