According to the report, Lee is a fan of the story, which she read as a child, and Disney was impressed with her take on the story, which stressed a female-led narrative and creative takes on the film's fantasy and world-building aspects.
A Wrinkle in Time is a story about children who travel through space and time in search of their missing father. It was originally published in 1961 and is the first in a four-book series.
The novel was adapted into a graphic novel by Hope Larson in 2012.
The Film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time has yet to attach a director.