In past months, I’ve blogged about Madeleine L’Engle’s birthday and her granddaughter’s debut novel. This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to hear another item of L’Engle news: A Wrinkle in Time is coming to the big screen! (Read more in The Hollywood Reporter.)
Jeff Stockwell will write the screenplay for Bedrock Studios. Stockwell isn’t a stranger to book adaptations for kids—he wrote the screenplay for Bridge to Terabithia, too. No word yet on when Wrinkle will be released.
I’m somewhat skeptical of adaptations of L’Engle’s books—in 2002, Disney did a made-for-TV movie of A Ring of Endless Light starring Mischa Barton as Vicky Austen. Just about every major theme and character was significantly watered down. Charlotte Voilkis, L’Engle’s granddaughter (not the author), is executive producing Wrinkle, though, which gives me hope—perhaps she’ll be an advocate for keeping faithful to the book.
Who would you cast as Meg Murry, Charles Wallace and Calvin O’Keefe? What’s your favorite line from Wrinkle?