Disney released the first trailer for Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time today, as a treat for fans at its D23 expo (and everywhere else, too). By William Hughes
Now, we’ve finally got our first look at DuVernay’s much-anticipated adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s YA sci-fi classic, which stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling as three extra-dimensional “witches” guiding a trio of youths in a quest across the stars.
The trailer definitely plays up the film’s star power—most notably Chris Pine, the vanished father of Storm Reid’s protagonist, Meg White—over its teenage cast (and we could probably have gone a few more years before hearing a trailer cover of “Sweet Dreams” again), but it’s impossible to deny the vivid visuals DuVernay offers up. The most chilling: the suburban nightmare planet of Camazotz, seen at the trailer’s end, where conformity is everything—right down to the bouncing of a ball on a pristine driveway.
A Wrinkle In Time tesseracts its way into theaters on March 9, 2018.