‘A Wrinkle in Time Trailer: Ava DuVernay’s Fantasy Epic Looks Great

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Disney has dropped a big trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, the upcoming fantasy/sci-fi film from Selma director Ava DuVernay.

Based on the classic novel by Madeleine L’Engle, the story follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid), a young girl who, along with her brother Charles (Deric McCabe) and friend Calvin (Levi Miller), is sent to an alternate dimension by peculiar beings in order to search for her missing father (Chris Pine).

This could be a truly fantastic film. It’s a strong first trailer, showing off a lot of great visuals and a tangible sense of wonder. It’s quite the jump into blockbuster territory for DuVernay, whose previous credits also include last year’s powerful Netflix documentary 13th. The script was written Jennifer Lee, who earned an Oscar for Disney’s Frozen, which she wrote and co-directed.

A Wrinkle in Time, also starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, André Holland, Rowan Blanchard and Zach Galifianakis, will open in the U.S. on Mach 9, 2018 and arrives in Australia on March 22, 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 upon 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.

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