David Cronenberg Meets Jonathan Lethem. I Weep With Delight

I’m going through different stages of excitement after reading this:

In recent years, he’s successfully moved into more mainstream, if indubitably classy, fare but David Cronenberg’s latest project looks like a return to the peculiar world of The Fly or Crash. The Canadian filmmaker is planning a big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s 1997 novel As She Climbed Across the Table, the tale of a man who loses the love of his life to a shapeless void.

According to the Pajiba blog, Cronenberg is attached to direct, though there are as yet no casting details. Lethem’s novel features two main characters: Philip, a man who is obsessed with a woman, and Alice (the woman), a physicist who is obsessed with a hole, or doorway to nothingness, which she has created in the laboratory where they both work. According to the website, the film is aiming for an Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind feel.

1 comment

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Cronenberg film I didn’t like, and I don’t think I’ve ever read anything by Lethem that I didn’t like.

    A win/win situation for sure.