A Wrinkle in Time Film Adaptation in the Works: Frozen Director Jennifer Lee to Write Screenplay

Frozen writer and director Jennifer Lee will be adapting the popular young adult novel A Wrinkle in Time for Disney. Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Do you want to build a snowman? Or travel through time to find a missing scientist? Following the smash success of 2013’s Frozen, the animated film’s writer and co-director Jennifer Lee has chosen her next project, adapting the classic young adult fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time

Variety reports that Lee will pen the film’s screenplay, based off of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 book. The sci-fi story follows teenage Meg Murry, who travels through time with her brother Charles Wallace and pal Calvin O’Keefe to find her missing scientist father. I has not been indicated whether this film will be animated or live action. 

Lee is the second writer to take a stab at the screenplay. Back in 2010 when the project was first announced, Jeff Stockwell (Bridge to Terabithia) tried a draft, but Disney ultimately decided to go in another direction. There is no director currently attached to the project.

Lee also co-wrote Disney’s 2012 animated film Wreck-It Ralph. A Wrinkle in Time was adapted into a 2003 Disney TV movie, starring Katie Stuart and Everwood’s Gregory Smith