A Wrinkle in Time Feature Film

There’s a new film version of A Wrinkle in Time in the works by the same people who brought us the first two installments in the new Chronicles of Narnia series. From The Hollywood Reporter:

Jeff Stockwell has been hired to adapt author Madeleine L’Engle’s classic time-travel head trip, “A Wrinkle in Time,” for Cary Granat and his new Bedrock Studios …

The BBC made a film version of the young-adult novel, and Dimension produced a telefilm for ABC in 2004. Disney carried remake rights from that deal and is developing the new feature iteration with Bedrock, which had negotiated rights to the property from the L’Engle estate. Catherine Hand also is producing, and L’Engle’s granddaughter, Charlotte Voilkis, is exec producing.

Granat has a relationship with Disney from when his Walden Media produced such films for the studio as the “Chronicles of Narnia” series and “Bridge to Terabithia,” co-written by Stockwell. L’Engle wrote a handful of follow-up novels to “Wrinkle,” now called the Time Quintet, and Disney’s Rich Ross is seeking more franchise material in the mold of the female-driven success of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books as a child, and I enjoyed the other books in the series as well. I don’t know if they can pull a whole film franchise out of the series, but I am excited that at least Wrinkle will get the big screen treatment. Any other Madeleine L’Engle fans out there?

HT: CT Movies Blog

Related post: Madeleine L’Engle Passes Away (1918-2007)


  1. John Ayan says:

    Sounds interesting! Just a segway for you to consider, there’s a movie not getting much press dealing with a number of teen issues, suicide, cutting, drinking, and more, called “To Save a Life”. I saw it yesterday and thought it was very well done. It deals with issues most “teen” movies won’t. It’s not for every teen, in fact, I’d say it’s best for high school age kids, though most kids in public school especially could see it, with parent’s input.

  2. Sharon Gamble says:

    I loved her children’s fiction, like Wrinkle in Time, but found her adult fiction much heavier going. The Severed Wasp was tough reading. I can’t remember much about it now, except I was disappointed. However, A Wrinkle in Time teaches all the right things about sacrifice and bravery and true love. I am sooo excited they are making it into a movie!!!

  3. brad wright says:

    Interesting… do you think that it will translate well onto the big screen?

  4. Ray Fowler says:

    Hi, Brad! My son read the book and then saw the BBC production and loved it, so it looks like the story transfers well to film. It will be interesting to see what they can do with a full production budget.

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