It looks like Selma director Ava DuVernay may soon be a very busy woman, as Deadline reports that she’s being courted for both Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time and Colin Trevorrow’s Intelligent Life. And if she takes the latter, she may already have a star, as it’s suggested Lupita Nyong’o is in talks for the movie.
Until recently it looked like Jurassic World’s Trevorrow was going to direct Intelligent Life himself, but now he’s looking to pass the reins and is likely to offer the job to DeVernay very soon. The movie is about a UN worker in a department designed to represent mankind if there was ever contact with aliens, who falls for a mystery woman who turns out to be an alien. Nyong’o would be the alien lady.
A Wrinkle In Time meanwhile is based on Madeleine L’Engle fantasy classic novel, about ‘a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract, which involves being transported to a fifth dimension with mysterious inhabited planets.’
It’s not known whether DeVernay will have time to make both movies, or whether she’ll have to pick one over the other.