Ava DuVernay to direct new Disney film from Frozen writer, A Wrinkle in Time

The Selma director is set to adapt the classic inter-dimensional fantasy novel about a girl searching for her missing father

Clarisse Loughrey
Wednesday 24 February 2016 09:15 GMT

Following her highly publicised departure from Disney/Marvel's Black Panther project, Ava DuVernay has settled on a new fixture under Disney's wing.

Deadline revealed the Selma director will adapt for the studio A Wrinkle In Time, the classic 1963 fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle, with a script by Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee.

The novel sees a young girl embarking on an epic search for her missing father, a government scientist who disappeared after working on a mysterious project involving a tesseract, capable of transportation to a fifth dimension filled with undiscovered planets.

Selma interview with David Oyelowo

DuVernay is also reportedly attached to direct DreamWorks' Intelligent Life, a sci-fi thriller penned by Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

Lupita Nyong'o is set to star in the fable of a UN worker, employed in a department designed to represent mankind if contact with aliens is ever made, falling for a mysterious woman who just so happens to be one.

Although, could we do one better and get this talent working on a Star Wars movie already?

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