David Cronenberg (“A History of Violence,” “Eastern Promises”) is attached to direct a film adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s 1997 novel “As She Climbed Across the Table” for Film Rites reports Pajiba.
The sci-fi satire follows a sociologist named Philip Engstrand who is romantically obsessed with particle physicist Alice Coombs. Alice meanwhile is obsessed with her work, or rather ‘The Lack’ – an artificially-created miniature black hole inside her laboratory that appears to have its own personality and intelligence.
Philip becomes jealous of Alice and the Lack’s relationship and his curiosity leads him to explore the pocket universes inside The Lack. “Schindler’s List” screen writer Steve Zallian will produce.
Where this will fit in Cronenberg’s schedule is anyone’s guess. The helmer is currently at work on “A Dangerous Method” and recently talked about doing a sequel to “Eastern Promises”. He was also linked to adaptations of Don Delillo’s “Cosmopolis” and Robert Ludlum’s “The Matarese Circle” until both projects got put on hold last year.