Variety has the exclusive news:
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.
That’s thrilling to hear. Like so many others, I loved the book — it was otherwise hard to find brainy young women as heroines, particularly in such a thoughtful book — and I also adored the recent graphic novel adaptation, which was one of my best books of 2012.