Your Favorite Childhood Book is Headed to the Big Screen
Your 13-year-old self is going to be very excited.
Everyone remembers the fantastical world Madeleine L’Engle created in her Newbery Medal-winning novel A Wrinkle in Time, where the heroine Meg is charged with saving her father, a government scientist, through a quirky version of time travel. L’Engle’s story may have been your first encounter with science fantasy, and the first time you really wished you could jump through space and time to visit different planets. You might remember Meg’s companions, The Ws—Mrs. Who, Whatsit, and Which. And since so often, boys get to be the heroes and go on adventures, it was refreshing and exciting to follow young Meg through her quest to fight evil and save her family.
Luckily, the world that once only existed in your imagination is coming to life (sort of). Deadline reports that Ava DuVernay, the director behind last year’s award-winning film Selma, is set to direct the on-screen adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. The movie will be a Disney production, and Jennifer Lee, the writer and co-director behind everyone’s favorite animated musical, Frozen, is set to write the screenplay. There’s no word on when the film will come out just yet, which should give you plenty of time to re-read the 1963 classic.
Last year, Real Simple spoke with DuVernay about her path to becoming a director. You can read the full interview here. Plus, here are even more titles you should read before seeing their cinematic counterparts.