David Cronenberg has been going through a lean phase with lots of actors getting away from his projects. He is not really sure which direction to go to for some time now. So here is a good sign for him. There are plans for him to take up the adaptation of Jonathan Lethemâ€™s novel titled As She Climbed across the table.
Screenwriter Steve Zaillian will be producing the film. Cronenberg will likely be working on the script of the film which is a good and a bad thing. He had a small mess of the movie Naked Lunch. The novel is a difficult read and it will be good in the hands of Davidâ€™s demented mind.
Particle physics, false vacuum bubbles, an alternate universeâ€“this is the stuff of Jonathan Lethemâ€™s novel As She Climbed Across the Table. The tale echoes Alice in Wonderland in its mad tumble through a rearranged reality. Narrator Phillip Engstrand is a university professor who has made a career out of studying academic environments. Engstrand is in love with Alice Coombs, a particle physicist engaged in a bold attempt to replicate the origins of the universe. The result of the experiment is Lack, a very selective black hole that sucks some things into its voidâ€“a cat, a pair of socks, a strawberryâ€“and rejects others, namely, a love-struck Alice. As Aliceâ€™s unrequited obsession with Lack grows, Phillip becomes so desperate to save his beloved from this empty rival that he risks a journey down the metaphysical rabbit hole.
There are already a handful of projects in David Cronenbergâ€™s hands. So it will not a be a good sign unless he chooses to take on one at least.