Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time Comes to the Big Screen


The cover of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time brings back strange memories for me. I remember being forced to read it in grade school, probably back around the same time that I read The Chronicles of Narnia series (which makes sense because I went to a Catholic school and the book supposedly has a lot of Christian undertones in it). I can’t recall much about the plot anymore, but at the time I kinda dug the fantasy and sci-fi elements. Now it looks like A Wrinkle in Time is about to follow Narnia to the big screen, and I can’t help but be just a little bit intrigued.

Walden Media head honcho Cary Granat is setting up the film with Disney through his new company Bedrock Studios, and they have hired Jeff Stockwell to write the script. Stockwell’s previous credits include the Walden Media adaptation of Bridge to Terabithia and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. He may have his work cut out for him with this adaptation, however, as it gets a bit complicated for a kid’s book. The story involves three otherworldly beings named Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which that help transport three kids through the fabric of space and time to rescue their scientist father from The Black Thing on the planet Camazotz. Both the BBC and ABC have made TV movies based on A Wrinkle in Time before, but this would be the first time it gets the feature film treatment.

  • Brendan

    Yeah, that cover brings back memories for me too. I was just thinking about it too, because it was one of Sawyer’s books on Lost this week (I don’t think that’s a spoiler). I was looking up the plot to remind me, but I realized I never actually read it. I think my sister had it and I just remember it because the cover and the title seemed cool.

  • OMG! I was *just* saying a couple of weeks ago that this needs to be made into a movie. It’s definitely one of my fave books from childhood. The sequel book, “A Swiftly Tilting Planet,” totally broke my brain.

    The Black Thing scared me so much as a kid.

  • Rainbow colors on this picture are wrong first is blue then is green then yellow then red…

    god i am so smart..

  • Mrespony

    The cover of this book freaked me out as a kid, the copy that we had was this edition:

    It looks like a grim Frazetta painting.