This blog was originally posted on 07/19/2017
Watch the teaser trailer for Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time.
A Wrinkle In Time opens in US theatres March 9, 2018.
The film, which is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and ultimately, the triumph of love.
Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee based on the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer. The film stars: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, André Holland, Rowan Blanchard with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine and introduces Storm Reid.
About the author, Madeleine L’Engle: Born in 1918 in New York City, Madeleine had a lifelong love for writing. So much so that she had written her first story at age 5. She later told Humanities Magazine, “I’ve been writing ever since I could hold a pencil.”
After high school, Madeleine attended SMith College and got a degree in English in 1941. From there, she was able to write for theatre as well as publish her own books. Her first book was titled The Small Rain. It debuted in 1945 and was a success. However, her second book, IIsa, which came out in 1946, didn’t do as well.
Happily, she ended getting married that same year and had a total of three children with her husband.
Starting in 1949, Madeleine began writing more novels. After some success with these books, she experienced a major setback. For a long time, Madeleine wrote several books that were unable to get published. The unlucky streak ended in 1957 when she was able to publish A Winter’s Love. It wasn’t until the 1960’s when her career officially took off with her book, Meet the Austins. It was seen as a groundbreaking novel because of her honest discussion concerning death aimed at a young audience.
Madeleine began writing the book, A Wrinkle in Time and read it to children as she worked on it. After being rejected by many publishers, she was finally able to get the book published in 1962. She later went on to win the Newbery Medal for the book.
What might come as a surprise to come is that the book was also met with controversy. It has been one of the most banned books of all time because many people believe that it’s anti-Christian. The thing is, Madeleine was a very strong Christian. In addition to writing, she also worked at St. John the Divine as a librarian and an in-house writer for more than 30 years.
Still, the book did well enough that it ended up having many sequels. The series is known as the Time Quintet. She continued to write for many years, her last novel being published in 2005. She won the Humanities National Medal in 2004 but was unable to attend the award ceremony due to her decline in health.
In 2007, Madeleine died at a nursing home in Connecticut. However, her work lives on, with A Wrinkle in Time remaining popular with readers to this day.
I have a feeling that fans of the book will be flocking to the theatres!