David Cronenberg to direct As She Climbed

David Cronenberg takes on anothe project for the minds.

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 Lethem’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 David’s demented mind.

Particle physics, false vacuum bubbles, an alternate universe–this is the stuff of Jonathan Lethem’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 void–a cat, a pair of socks, a strawberry–and rejects others, namely, a love-struck Alice. As Alice’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 Cronenberg’s hands. So it will not a be a good sign unless he chooses to take on one at least.

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John has a keen sense of what ticks in the world of film. He can also be seen in three distinct short film titled Woken Shell, The Tea Shop in the Moon and The Waiting. Cinema has been the basic diet he has been on for the last 10 years. His personality can be judged by the choices of his films.


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