7 Aug – After the international success of Disney's "Frozen" as well as "Wreck-it Ralph", the Disney has got Jennifer Lee, the co-director of "Frozen" and co-writer of "Wreck-it Ralph" to work her magic on Madeleine L'Engle science fantasy novel, "A Wrinkle In Time".
Previously in 2010, Disney had Jeff Stockwell, the writer of "Bridge to Terabithia" in charge of the adaptation. However, on 5 August 2014, Lee took over the project and continued with Stockwell's first draft of the adaptation.
Lee who also provided the voice for Anna and Elsa's mother, The Queen of Arendelle in "Frozen" told Variety that "A Wrinkle In Time" has always been one of her favourite novels as a child and was ecstatic when Disney hired her to take on the project.
"A Wrinkle In Time" which was published in 1962 is the first book in L'Engle's "Time Quartet" series which also includes "A Wind in the Door," "Many Waters," and "A Swiftly Tilting Planet."
The novel is about a young girl whose father is an astrophysicist and has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called tesseract. Together with her sibling and a friend, the three of them travel throughout time and space to find her father.
"A Wrinkle In Time" was once adapted by a collaboration of Canadian production companies in 2003 into a television film directed by John Kent Harrison, starring Katie Stuart, Gregory Smith, David Dorfman and Chris Potter.
There is currently no director attached to "A Wrinkle in Time" but the film will be produced by "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" producer Jim Whitaker along with Catherine Hand.