Frozen director set to pen the big-screen adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time

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Aug 6, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

Frozen’s co-director and writer Jennifer Lee will use her magic to bring the big-screen adaptation of author Madeleine L’Engle’s classic, A Wrinkle in Time, to life.

Variety reports that Lee will soon begin writing the big-screen adaptation of the children's science fantasy novel for Disney.

The novel, which was published back in 1962, tells the story of a brother and sister who travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their missing father, who was a government scientist who went missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract (no, not THAT tesseract).

A Wrinkle in Time is the first in a series of books about the Murry and O'Keefe families. Disney produced a TV movie based on the book back in 2003.

Madeleine L'Engle's beloved novel went on to win a couple awards, including a Newbery Medal, a Sequoyah Book Award and a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was also a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

It is said that Disney executives were impressed with Lee’s take on the project, which emphasizes strong female characters, much like Frozen sisters Anna and Elsa.

Lee was the first woman to direct a Disney animated feature, which went on to win an Oscar and raked in more than $1.3 billion at the box office.

Disney has yet to announce a director and a release date for the project.

Are you guys excited to see A Wrinkle in Time finally getting the big-screen treatment? Do you think Jennifer Lee is the right person for the job?

(via E! Online)