A Wrinkle In Time Is Already Great Because Team Oprah Got Sade

A Wrinkle In Time arrives in theaters March 9.
A Wrinkle In Time arrives in theaters March 9. Disney

It’s safe to say Black Panther was not only a cultural moment, but a huge box office success. Looking ahead to March, Disney is continuing the momentum with A Wrinkle In Time. Based on the famous book by Madeleine L’Engle, Director Ava DuVernay has turned the short read into what Oprah is calling the new Wizard of Oz. If that comparison isn’t enough to draw you in, well, all I can say is: Sade.

The genre-bending sophisti-pop pioneer hasn’t released any new music in eight years, but leave it to DuVernay. Sade has an original song just for A Wrinkle In Time. It’s called “Flower Of The Universe” and as of right now, it’s unclear if we'll be able to hear the new song before the film comes out. If A Wrinkle In Time promo is anything like Black Panther, we may at least get a quick snippet.

Elsewhere in the revealed original tracklist, A Wrinkle In Time recruited Grown-Ish duo Chloe x Halle, as well as Sia, Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled and Kehlani. As long as DJ Khaled keeps his “We The Best’s” out of this record, the tracklist deserves the early hype.

Game of Thrones and Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi will helm the score. His experience in creating sounds to match the intensity of huge worlds will come in handy in A Wrinkle In Time, which sees Meg, Charles and Calvin travel across the galaxy to save Mr. Murray. One of the most captivating aspects of the novel is the way L’Engle transitions readers from one world to the next, and the composer has the huge task of injecting that same rush of sensory emotion from the novel into the film.

Check out the A Wrinkle In Time soundtrack list below.

“Flower of the Universe” – Sade (plus a No I.D. Remix version)

“I Believe” – DJ Khaled feat. Demi Lovato

“Magic” – Sia

“Let Me Live” – Kehlani

“Warrior” – Chloe x Halle

“Park Bench People” – FreeStyle Fellowship

We’ll never know how exactly L’Engle feels about this remake since she passed in 2007, but so far the film has been very well received by her family. When Newsweek asked if the TV movie released in 2004 met her expectations, L'Engle is famous for saying, “Oh, yes. I expected it to be bad, and it is.” That may have been the case back then, but this version looks extremely promising. DuVernay is the first African American woman to helm a film with a budget over $100 million. The film has Frozen ’s Oscar-winning screenwriter, Jennifer Lee, on board. The cast is full of stars, including none other than Oprah as Mrs. Which.

See this magical story in theaters March 9, but in the meantime, jam to Sade’s last release from 2010, “Soldier of Love.”

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