Please let this happen. Deadline reports that Selma director Ava DuVernay is being courted to direct the long-awaited movie of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. And the screenplay was written Jennifer Lee, writer and co-director of Frozen. That could be incredible.
A Wrinkle in Time is one of the best books ever written, the story of a family whose father is kidnapped to another dimension. Meg Murry and her brother Charles Wallace have to rescue him, using the mysterious Tesseract. It’s the bomb, and it’s only ever had a shitty TV movie.
Of course, DuVernay is in high demand. Her name has been attached to tons of projects, and she’s already making a series for OWN. According to Deadline, she’s also being courted to direct a different science fiction project: Intelligent Life, a film written by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly. Intelligent Life is about a guy who works at a UN project that prepares to greet alien life if we ever find any—and the guy falls in love with a woman who may be an alien. At one point, Trevorrow was planning to direct Intelligent Life next, after Jurassic World—until he was offered Star Wars Episode IX.
Either of these projects sounds pretty terrific, and I’d love to see DuVernay helm either of them. But come on—we NEED our Wrinkle in Time movie, and she could do a brilliant job with it. [via IndieWire]
Top image: A Wrinkle in Time graphic novel adaptation by Hope Larson
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