'Frozen' Codirector Set to Adapt 'A Wrinkle in Time' for Disney

'Frozen' Codirector Set to Adapt 'A Wrinkle in Time' for Disney

Aug 05, 2014

Wrinkle in Time coverFrozen writer and codirector Jennifer Lee has finally settled on a follow-up project to 2013’s massive hit. Lee will next adapt Madeline L’Engle’s beloved young-adult novel A Wrinkle in Time for Disney.

Lee wowed Disney bosses with her take on the tale about children traveling through time and space in search of their missing father. Plans are for her to adapt the first of four books with a “strong female-driven narrative” and potentially set the stage for a new franchise for the House of Mouse.

The project was originally announced in 2010, with Bridge to Terabithia scribe Jeff Stockwell handling the adaptation duties, but it appears as though Disney wasn’t thrilled with Stockwell’s take and will now hand the project over to the woman responsible for Walt Disney Animation’s biggest hit ever.

Lee is currently only slated to write the film – no director is attached. L’Engle’s 1962 novel is one of the enduring titles of YA literature and was followed by A Wind in the Door, Many Waters and A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

[via Variety]




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