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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

from Facebook: Ava Duvernay will be first African American woman to direct $100-million film

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  • LaSargenta

    Now I’m not as dismayed by A Wrinkle In Time movie. This was very good news!

  • leah

    Same here, my fave book as a kid along with Watership Down, seems like a good fit.

  • Bluejay

    Very happy for DuVernay, and very happy about the progress.

    But: $100 million for A Wrinkle in Time? I know the book has a devoted core readership, but I haven’t gotten the sense that it’s struck the same deep pop-cultural chord as, say, Hunger Games, or that mass audiences will flock to a movie version. (They certainly didn’t for The BFG.) I hope it’s profitable; I’m afraid the studio will blame DuVernay if it isn’t.

  • RogerBW

    The Percy Jackson films got $95 and $90 mil, in 2010 and 2013, and they didn’t have much of a built-in audience either.

  • Bluejay

    The first Percy Jackson book sold 1.2 million copies between publication and the film release five years later, so it was a current bestseller before the movie.

  • Nathan

    I’m seeing this, even if it sucks I’ll still watch it twice. Once for each Bay film I saw in theaters. I just hope Disney let’s it be weird.

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