Ava DuVernay’s adaptation looks pretty good
Disney has released its first teaser trailer for Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 fantasy book, A Wrinkle in Time. It can be seen above.
Part of the cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and Chris Pine, were all on stage alongside DuVernay to talk about the movie. When asked what drew DuVernay to the project, an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 book, DuVernay said it was the possibility she saw in it.
“The thing that attracted me to the project is that I saw myself in it,” DuVernay said on stage. “I saw so many different people in it.”
One of the biggest names in involved in the movie is Oprah Winfrey and she came on board for a very specific reason.
“I had not read the book either and when Ava mentioned it to me and told me it was a character that is one of the wisest woman in the universe and is an angelic, celestial being and work with amazing costumes and work with Reese and Mindy as part of the Mrs team, who wouldn’t say no to that,” Winfrey said.
Pine, who’s just coming off the success of Warner Bros. Wonder Woman said it was being able to work with DuVernay that drew him to the project. While he had heard about the book, it was “within five minutes of meeting Ava that I knew I was going to do it.”
“Ava thinks in this way that is very, very special,” Pine said. “I think people will really respond to it.”
Witherspoon, on the other hand, was a huge fan of the book and fell in love with the story before she even started making movies. The actress added that whenever Disney calls her for a potential project, she’s always on board. The kicker? Chris Pine.
“Chris Pine is in it so I guess I’ll do it,” Witherspoon joked.
Out of everything Disney was planning to bring to D23, its biennial industry conference, the teaser for A Wrinkle in Time is perhaps the least surprising. The movie’s official Twitter account has been pretty active in its hints about the teaser. A Wrinkle in Time is also one of the next live-action movies coming out of Disney — as opposed to Lucasfilm or Marvel — making it the most logical film to get a tease at the con. Before the teaser was shown at D23, Entertainment Weekly released a first look at the movie with new photos.
A Wrinkle in Time follows Meg Murry, her brother and her best friend as they cross space in an attempt to find her missing father, a physicist with some extraordinary information.
The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Pena, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Mindy Kaling. It will be released on March 9, 2018.
Source: Polygon – Full