Since it was announced that a new film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time would be helmed by none other than Selma’s Ava DuVernay, it’s been a treat trying to imagine what the movie might be like.
Anticipation steadily grew as DuVernay and cast members like Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and even Oprah Winfrey released teases of the film’s beautiful New Zealand shooting locations and sang the praises of new star Storm Reid. Now we finally have a real look at the movie — coming out in March 2018 — with the first trailer, released at the D23 Expo.
The trailer dives into one of literature’s most seminal and surreal science fiction stories, following Meg (Reid) as she defies the laws of space and time in order to find her father (played by Chris Pine), a brilliant scientist who caught the attention of some seriously nefarious forces. We also get glimpses of Witherspoon as “Mrs. Whatsit,” Kaling as “Mrs. Who,” and Oprah as “Mrs. Which.”
With A Wrinkle In Time, DuVernay officially became the first African-American woman to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million — and by the looks of this trailer, she’s going to make every dollar count.
A Wrinkle in Time will be released nationwide on March 9, 2018.