Movie news: A Wrinkle in Time and Down a Dark Hall.
Jennifer Lee, who wrote, and co-directed “Frozen” with Chris Buck, has chosen her next project: “A Wrinkle in Time.”
Lee will write the bigscreen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book for Disney in which children travel through time and visit strange worlds in order to find their missing scientist father.
Published in 1962, “Wrinkle in Time” was one of Lee’s favorite novels as a child, and she impressed Disney executives with her take on the project, which emphasizes a strong female-driven narrative and creatively approaches the science fiction and world-building elements of the book.
One of the folks who produced the 2003 "Meg-Has-No-Glasses" adaptation is also attached to the project. Do you know what Madeleine L'Engle said about THAT one? In an interview with Newsweek, she said, "I expected it to be bad, and it is."
I'm not going to hold my breath about it. If it ends up being good, it will be a delightful surprise, but I refuse to get all worked up and hopeful, ONLY TO HAVE MY DREAMS SHATTERED AND BROKEN AND CRUSHED INTO DUST.
PS. While I'm aware that the book has already been adapted into an opera, I really hope that this won't be a musical.
Lionsgate is going Down a Dark Hall.
The studio will adapt Lois Duncan's 1974 young-adult novel for the big screen, with Twilight author Stephenie Meyer producing. Rodrigo Cortes is set to direct.
While people mostly associate Meyer purely with the Twilight saga (which is a Very Good Thing or a Very Bad Thing depending on one's preferences and personal taste), it's worth noting that Fickle Fish produced the Austenland adaptation, which was pretty adorably adorable.