Jeff Stockwell (“Bridge to Terabithia,” “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys”) has been hired to adapt Madeleine L’Engle’s award-winning 1962 sci-fi novel “A Wrinkle in Time” into a feature for Bedrock Studios says The Hollywood Reporter .
Considered a literary classic of the genre, the story follows adolescent Meg Murray, her super-genius five-year-old brother and a fellow classmate as they go on a journey across the universe to rescue her missing scientist father. In the process they encounter a great dark force that is swallowing the universe, and a planet under the control of a disembodied brain called IT.
Cary Granat will produce. Stockwell is also at work on film versions of Kate DiCamillo’s 2006 novel “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” and Eiko Kadono’s 1985 child fantasy novel “Kiki’s Delivery Service” which was already adapted into a memorable anime by Hayao Miyazaki.