The Golden Globe-nominated director of Selma, Ava DuVernay is going to direct a film adaptation of the acclaimed fantasy novel, A Wrinkle in Time. The novel, which first appeared in 1963 by Madeleine L’Engle, is featured on American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books because of the book’s references to witches and crystal balls and the claim that it “challenges religious beliefs.” In many ways, though, the work has overtly Christian themes including the fight of good against evil as a battle of light and darkness. L’Engle herself was the official writer-in-residence at New York City’s Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Her fantasy works are known to be highly expressive of her Christian viewpoint in ways reminiscent of C. S. Lewis.
The novel was first adapted into a TV movie in 2003, but now Disney is taking a crack at it. The movie’s script was written by DuVernay and Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. Both women have proven themselves highly capable of producing an incredible hit, and this beloved sic-fi adventure deserves no less.