If you've been wishing you could use a tesseract to travel through time just to enjoy the first teaser trailer for A Wrinkle In Time, then it's your lucky day. The trailer, which provides the first look at Ava DuVernay's highly anticipated adaptation of the popular children's book, was released on Saturday, and fans are going to love this preview. Starring a diverse cast that includes such phenomenal acting talent as Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pine, the Wrinkle In Time teaser trailer appear like the movie is remaining faithful to the book and hasn't lost the sense of magic that made it such a great story. Still, it's undeniably got a new, modern feel.
A Wrinkle In Time follows the extraordinary journey of science-loving teenager Meg Murry (played by Storm Reid) as she travels through space and time with her brother and neighbor in order to rescue her dad from another dimension. Helping the three teenagers on their journey are three peculiar women by the names of Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit (played by Kaling, Winfrey, and Witherspoon, respectively).
While you'll have to wait until March 2018 for the movie to hit theaters, this first trailer will hopefully help time fly by.
It goes without saying how exciting this trailer is, and how hyped it's making fans in anticipation for the final product. As arguably the biggest mainstream movie that Duvernay has directed so far her in career, the A Wrinkle In Time teaser shows off her phenomenal eye for action and detail, and passion for elevating an inclusive cast of characters within a story. And it's evident that she was the perfect choice of director for the project based on how incredible this first footage looks.
While the first photos from A Wrinkle In Time, which were exclusively released by Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday, were enough to evoke confidence in fans of the book, this trailer has brought the scope and imagination of the story to life. It's always difficult to translate a story from page to screen, especially when it's such a beloved one that exists primarily within young imaginations, but so far, A Wrinkle In Time looks like it may have competently achieved that.
Every frame of this trailer is bursting with the sort of vivid light and color that feels essential to a tale in which an encroaching darkness is the villain. And it's an absolute pleasure to see. The book may have already come alive in the minds of every fan who fell in love with author Madeleine L'Engle's words. But from the looks of things, Duvernay may have managed to take that love to the next level.