“Frozen” writer and co-director Jennifer Lee is to adapt children's novel “A Wrinkle in Time” as her next project for Disney, according to Variety. The 1962 Madeleine L'Engle book centres on a teenage girl who travels through time and strange worlds to find her missing scientist father.
It will be the third film Lee has written for Disney, after “Frozen” and “Wreck-It-Ralph”. It has not yet been announced if she will also direct the movie.
A big screen adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time” was first announced in 2010 , but it failed to get off the ground. It is understood Lee convinced Disney to revisit the book - which was one of the film-maker's favourites as a child.
“Frozen” earned Lee an Oscar earlier this year for best animated film. The movie has taken $1.3bn at the box office worldwide, making it the highest-grossing animated film ever.