DuVernay Set For “A Wrinkle In Time”

It looks like things have worked out for “Selma” director Ava DuVernay who, after some scheduling issues look to have been worked out, is set to tackle two film projects she’s been linked to.

A few weeks back came word that DuVernay was up for two films – an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle classic fantasy novel “A Wrinkle In Time,” and the original Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly-scripted sci-fi thriller “Intelligent Life”.

Lupita Nyong’o is to star in ‘Life’ which follows a UN worker in a department designed to represent mankind if there was ever contact with aliens, who falls for a mystery woman who turns out to be one. DuVernay received an offer for that film and began negotiations.

As a result it looked like she might have had to bow out of directing ‘Time’ for Disney Pictures. Not any more though, in fact she’s gone beyond negotiations and is now officially set to direct ‘Time’ from a script by “Frozen” writer and co-director Jennifer Lee.

That story follows a young girl whose government scientist father has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract, which involves being transported to a fifth dimension with mysterious inhabited planets.

It is unclear which of the two films will go first at this point.

Source: Deadline