Ava DuVernay is not letting some big projects that have crossed her desk escape her attention. Earlier this month, it was reported that the “Selma” director was being wooed for two projects, an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle‘s“A Wrinkle In Time,” and the sci-fi thriller “Intelligent Life,” penned by Colin Trevorrow and his “Jurassic World” collaborator Derek Connolly. She didn’t waste a moment signing up to helm for the latter project, and before February is out, she’s inking a deal for the former.
Deadline reports that DuVernay will indeed direct “A Wrinkle In Time.” “Frozen” writer and co-director Jennifer Lee has penned the script for the space- and time-spanning adventure. Here’s the book synopsis:
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”
A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
“Intelligent Life” is slated to being production this summer, so it will likely go first, with “A Wrinkle In Time” to follow. Thoughts? Let us know below.