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

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.



The Guardian

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LA Times

4 replies
  1. Bryan Kristoffer
    Bryan Kristoffer says:

    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
      Madeleine L'Engle Website says:

      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.

  2. tunghaichuan
    tunghaichuan says:

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

  3. Roberta Wolff
    Roberta Wolff says:

    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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