After ‘Selma’ and ‘Middle of Nowhere’ director Ava DuVernay turned down a gig with Marvel Studios to helm ‘Black Panther’, it was obvious that Walt Disney Pictures wanted to keep her in the family. Just a few months later, the visionary filmmaker was in the conversation to adapt Madeline L’Engle‘s 1962 novel ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ for the House of Mouse. Ultimately, she landed the gig and immediately got to work on the acclaimed young adult classic about a girl who is transported through time and space with her brother, their friend, and a few supernatural allies along the way in order to search for her scientist father that is being held captive on another planet. And now, just days after stills surfaced to offer our first look at the highly anticipated adaptation, the first trailer has been released in the hallowed halls of the Anaheim Convention Center.
Earlier today, Disney and DuVernay premiered the teaser at the D23 Expo. During the presentation, she called it “a family story wrapped in an epic adventure where you see worlds you’ve never seen before”. Although, epic might be underselling it a little bit. Featuring ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Sleight’ star Storm Reid as protagonist Meg Murry alongside a venerable cast including Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon, DuVernay and cinematographer Tobias A. Schliessler of the recent live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ managed to create such vibrant and exuberant worlds and characters that are sure to engross audiences lucky enough to see it on the biggest screen possible.
Check out the trailer below to see what we’re talking about:
What do you think of the first trailer for Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’? Do you think that it will do the classic novel justice? And do you think that it’s a contender to rack up other history-making accolades aside from featuring the first black woman to make a $100 million movie when it’s released next year? Sound off in the comments.
‘A Wrinkle In Time’ starring Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Pena, Zach Galifianakis, Levi Miller, Andre Holland, and Deric McCabe arrives in theaters on March 9, 2018.