This Is Going To Be Awesome: Ava DuVernay Will Direct A Wrinkle In Time

There’s no denying that Ava DuVernay is simultaneously one of the coolest and hottest directors in Hollywood, and her rapidly filling dance card is proof. The Selma director, who is currently filming the upcoming TV series Queen Sugar, is now officially attached to direct a Disney adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel A Wrinkle in Time. Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee will adapt the seminal science-fiction novel for the big screen.

A Wrinkle in Time is the first in a series of mind-bending young adult novels about thirteen-year-old Meg Murry, who is smart and somewhat of an outsider in her small town. After a strange visitor appears on her doorstep one “dark and stormy night,” Meg is swept up in a time-traveling adventure to save her scientist father — and the world — from a nightmarish evil in the sky. It’s an incredible novel for people of all ages, so start reading now.

This isn’t the first time DuVernay has expressed interest in bringing a time-traveling epic to the big screen. During her keynote for SXSW, DuVernay also expressed a desire to direct an adaptation of Kindred, the groundbreaking science-fiction novel by Octavia Butler. “I’m a big Octavia Butler fan, so if somebody gave me the rights to Kindred, I would make that hot. I’m just putting that out there.” Someone, please make this happen.

There’s currently no set start date for filming; DuVernay is currently in negotiations for another sci-fi flick called Intelligent Life, which has Lupita Nyong’o attached.

[IndieWire, Deadline]