I’m really geeking out about this movie. Starring a pretty impressive cast, A Wrinkle in Time is Ava DuVernay’s foray into blockbuster territory. And she’s going to hit it out of the park. With that being said, EW has an exclusive first look, and DuVernay also had this to say about the film:

Two key elements convinced DuVernay that Wrinkle, with its script by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee (Frozen), was worth investigating when Disney proposed the idea. “The first image [I had in my head] was to place a brown girl in that role of Meg, a girl traveling to different planets and encountering beings and situations that I’d never seen a girl of color in,” she explains. “All of those scenes struck my fancy, and then it was also something that [Disney VP of production] Tendo Nagenda said to me, which I’ll never forget. One of the things that really made me want to read it was when he said, ‘Ava, imagine what you would do with the worlds.’ Worlds! ‘Planets no one’s ever seen or heard of,’ he said. There aren’t any other black women who have been invited to imagine what other planets in the universe might look and feel like. I was interested in that and in a heroine that looked like the girls I grew up with.”

Take my money now! A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters on March 9th, 2018.

(Pics via EW)