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Jennifer Lee (“Frozen” screewriter and co-director) to write screenplay for A Wrinkle in Time

August 6, 2014 | 4 Comments

It’s true.

Announced yesterday, Disney’s taken a huge step in remaking A Wrinkle in Time as a full-length feature film. They’ve tapped Jennifer Lee, the woman who made “Frozen” a world-wide phenomenon, to write the script.

We’ll keep you posted with any further developments (and like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter for real-time updates). In the meantime, here’s a few takes on the project.

Variety

Jezebel

The Guardian

Film School Rejects

LA Times

4 Comments on “ Jennifer Lee (“Frozen” screewriter and co-director) to write screenplay for A Wrinkle in Time ”

  • Bryan Kristoffer | August 12th, 2014 1:24 pm

    This makes me sad. Since I first starting reading her work when I was twelve, Madeleine L’Engle has been one of my favorite writers, and A WRINKLE IN TIME is one of her finest books. The greatest compliment you can pay to this wonderful book is to READ IT, and try to get other people to read it, especially young people.

    Those of us who care about books have to stop buying into the notion that the highest compliment you can pay to a novel is to turn it into a movie. To our society as a whole, the primary value of books is as source material for movies. And that’s really sad.

  • Madeleine L'Engle Website | August 13th, 2014 8:38 am

    Thanks, Bryan. You’re right that A Wrinkle in Time should be read, and we hope that a movie will keep the story and the book alive for a new generation of readers.

  • tunghaichuan | November 13th, 2014 11:55 am

    OTOH, a great movie might introduce a new generation of readers to a Wrinkle in Time. I just hope the adaption does it justice.

  • Roberta Wolff | November 29th, 2014 12:38 pm

    My children grew up on Wrinkle in Time. One of my daughters learned to love reading with this book. I gave them to my grandchildren. Now I am collecting them for my great-grandchildren. The magic goes on. She was the only writer who successfully combined faith in God, science and fantasy and made the whole thing believable. Must go reread them myself. She gave me my favorite quote about writing: “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” Amen!

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