During the 2017 American Music Awards, Disney debuted a new trailer for its adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, showing off a girl’s fantastic quest across the universe to safe her father.
The movie is based off of L’Engle’s 1963 novel. In it, we’re introduced to a young girl named Meg Murry (Storm Reid), who sets off with her younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), her friend Calvin O’Keefe (Levi Miller), and a trio of witches (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling) to search for her missing father, Alexander Murry (Chris Pine). Along the way, they visits several fantastic planets and discovers that the universe is under attack by a personification of evil, The Black Thing.
The trailer explains the concept behind the title: Meg’s father was looking for a way to travel to the stars, and invented the tesseract to transport vast distances instantaneously, only to be captured by the dark force. The witches explain that they’re trying to find warriors to help them serve the light, and that the only person who can save her father from the darkness is Meg.
A Wrinkle in Time is scheduled to hit theaters on March 9th, 2018.