A Wrinkle in Time is one of those books thatâ€™s been begging for a new adaptation for some time. Sure, a TV adaptation was made in 2004, but as far as making a movie with a budget that fits the scope of the film, it had yet to be done. Given the nature of the Madelein Lâ€™Engle novel, it certainly fit the bill for a story worth telling well.
In August of this year, it was revealed that Selma director Ava DuVernay would helm the film, making her the first woman of color to direct a film with a production budget of over $100 million. Production for the film officially began in Los Angeles on November 2 â€” just short of two weeks ago, and up until now, we hadnâ€™t had the faintest idea of when we could expect this one to hi the big screen.
Now, thanks to a set video in the form of a mannequin challenge, itâ€™s been revealed that the film will be hitting theaters on April 6, 2018.
Check out the video below:
Interesting. So that puts the film almost exactly a year and a half away from a release date. Given the release date of Disney films â€” which include Marvel, Star Wars, and animated fare, among others, itâ€™s understandable that they have to spread the love a bit, but man thatâ€™s a long time away. Usually, when a film hits production, you can expect a released date in just over a year. I suppose when youâ€™re as big a studio as Disney, you have to be strategic with your releases so that they donâ€™t cannibalize each other.
If nothing else, this seems to indicate that Disney has faith in the film. April has become a date thatâ€™s right on the cusp of the summer season, not unlike the release The Jungle Book enjoyed this year, and we saw how amazing that turned out for the Jon Favreau-directed picture.
What do you think of this release date? Is April 2018 a solid release for a film like this? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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