03.22.10 9 years ago 5 Comments

Jeff Stockwell (Bridge to Terabithia, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys) has been tapped to write the script for Wrinkle in Time.  Disney is developing the film along with Bedrock, a studio that aims to produce franchise films for $35 million or less.  You can thank them for Journey to the Center of the Earth, AKA “What’s going on with Brendon Fraser‘s hair?”

L’Engle’s 1962 Newbery Medal-winning sci-fi novel revolves around teenager Meg Murry, her genius brother Charles Wallace and classmate Calvin O’Keefe as they launch an interplanetary mission to rescue the siblings’ missing scientist father. They are counseled along the way by the mysterious trio of Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which. [THR]

Hopefully Disney plans on spending more than $35 million to adapt this one, because how are you going to make Wrinkle in Time without really good special effects?  Although I didn’t read the book back in school, a few of my friends did and raved about it.  I tried to get them to explain the plot to me, and it sounded nearly impossible to film. Granted, I don’t know how well a book can be described by someone who wears pink sweatpants and draws centaurs on the cover of their notebooks.  Which is why I had to quote the synopsis from THR.  *snaps sweatpants waistband*

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