Time to worry? Wrinkle in Time to become a movie

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Sci-fi fans of a certain age probably recall Madeleine L'Engle's classic time-travel young-adult novel A Wrinkle in Time, and today comes news that it's being adapted (again) for the screen.

Newbie writer Jeff Stockwell has been hired to adapt the book for producer Cary Granat (Journey to the Center of the Earth) and his Bedrock Studios, The Hollywood Reporter said:

L'Engle's 1962 Newbery Medal-winning sci-fi novel revolves around teenager Meg Murry, her genius brother Charles Wallace and classmate Calvin O'Keefe as they launch an interplanetary mission to rescue the siblings' missing scientist father. They are counseled along the way by the mysterious trio of Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which.

The BBC made a film version of the young-adult novel, and Dimension produced a telefilm for ABC in 2004. Disney carried remake rights from that deal and is developing the new feature iteration with Bedrock, which had negotiated rights to the property from the L'Engle estate. Catherine Hand also is producing, and L'Engle's granddaughter, Charlotte Voilkis, is exec producing.

We loved the book as kids, but we're also wary of film adaptations, so we'll keep an open mind and see what develops.

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