Here's The First Look At Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle In Time'
D23 in Anaheim is a non-stop weekend of announcements from Disney, and the media overlords just bestowed another cinematic gem on the world: the first teaser for Ava DuVernay's highly anticipated adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time. The film follows the story of a girl whose scientist father disappears after studying multiple dimensions. She ends up on a journey through time and magical lands in her search to find her father.
DuVernay joined the adaptation back in 2016, according to Variety. Jennifer Lee, who directed Frozen, was announced as director of the film back in 2014. After DuVernay joined as director, the star-studded cast was revealed: Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, and 12 Years A Slave's Storm Reid as the protagonist, Meg Murray.
Not only is the film the adaptation of an iconic children's book, but it also received $18 million in California tax credits, according to the L.A. Times. It's the largest tax credit any production has ever received in California, all part of the state's attempt to bring filming back to California.
A Wrinkle In Time is based off the children's book of the same name. Written by Madeline L'Engle and published in 1963, it has since gone on to become an iconic children's book. A previous film adaptation was released in 2003.
A Wrinkle In Time comes to theaters March 9, 2018.