– by Joseph Jammer Medina

A Wrinkle in Time is one of those books that’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 L’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 — just short of two weeks ago, and up until now, we hadn’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, it’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 — which include Marvel, Star Wars, and animated fare, among others, it’s understandable that they have to spread the love a bit, but man that’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 you’re as big a studio as Disney, you have to be strategic with your releases so that they don’t cannibalize each other.

If nothing else, this seems to indicate that Disney has faith in the film. April has become a date that’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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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.