Frozen writer/director Jennifer Lee is set to develop a big screen adaptation of science fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time.

The Oscar winner will write the script for the Disney film, which will be based on Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 book, about a group of children who travel back in time to find their missing scientist father.

The project has been in development since 2010, when Bridge to Terabithia writer Jeff Stockwell was hired to pen the script.

A director has yet to be chosen for the film, according to