Well, she may not have landed the oh-so-coveted gig as director of Marvel’s Black Panther film, but Ava DuVernay‘s just signed onto a project that could prove to be many times more of a presence in the years (decades, really) to come. According to Variety, the Selma director, whose name was recently used to coin a new diversity test for film, will be at the helm for Disney’s latest big screen adaptation of a childhood literature classic, A Wrinkle in Time.
Under DuVernay’s direction, the film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle‘s household staple will be written by Jennifer Lee (who penned Frozen, Wreck It Ralph and other animated films for the silver screen.) And while we don’t know just yet whether the film will be of animated sort, what we do know is, that A Wrinkle In Time is a novel series with four parts to it. No word on whether Duvernay is slated to take on the full series or when production on its first installment will begin, but this is certainly a promising start. Keep your eyes on us for updates on the film.