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

Director Jennifer Lee attends an event on June 11, 2014
Frozen writer and director Jennifer Lee will be adapting the popular young adult novel A Wrinkle in Time for Disney. 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

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