Epic new A Wrinkle in Time trailer showcases New Zealand's Lake Pukaki video

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A digitally-altered New Zealand is on show in the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, out in March 2018.

New Zealand is on show in the new trailer for Disney's A Wrinkle in Time. But you might not recognise it.

The Ava DuVernay-directed film shot in New Zealand in February this year. The trailer, which debuted during Disney's D23 expo on Sunday (NZT), provides our first look at what New Zealand is going to look like in the film.

Based on a novel by Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of a group of children who travel through time and space, visiting strange worlds to find their missing father.

Oprah Winfrey in A Wrinkle In Time, shot in New Zealand.
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Oprah Winfrey in A Wrinkle In Time, shot in New Zealand.

New Zealand stands in for one of these foreign planets in the film, and as such the landscape has been digitally altered to look more fantastic.

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It's most visible in a snatch of a scene near the end of the trailer when Reese Witherspoon's character, Mrs. Whatsit, runs down a grassy verge towards a blue lake.

Mrs Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) on the shores of Lake Pukaki in a shot from the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time.
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Mrs Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) on the shores of Lake Pukaki in a shot from the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time.

The lake is Lake Pukaki, near Mt Cook, but its naturally bright blue colour has been enhanced. In the background the mountains have been transformed into leaning towers of rock.

New Zealand landscapes also feature in shots of Calvin, played by young Australian actor Levi Miller, falling through the sky, and him and Meg Murry (Storm Reid) fleeing a crumbling landcape.

The film also stars Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Zach Galifianakis.

Calvin (Levi Miller) falls through the air in a shot from the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time.
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Calvin (Levi Miller) falls through the air in a shot from the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time.

It's due for release in March 2018.

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