The Master of Body-Horror David Cronenberg has not so much been playing it safe recently, more playing it normal. With his last few film including A History of Violence, Eastern Promises and the upcoming A Dangerous Method, Cronenberg has not lost his edge, but his stories have followed a more down to earth feel. However, news has just come in that he has been given the go-ahead by Media Right Capitol to start work on an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s mind bending sci-fi headfuck novel ‘As She Climbed Across the Table’. Check out the synopsis for the book below and try and tell me this does not excite you!
“Philip is in love with Alice. As the novel opens, he is beginning to lose her. Not to another man, as he fears, but to, literally, nothing. Alice is a physicist, and a team at the University where both she and Philip work has created a hole, a vacuum, a doorway of nothingness inside the laboratory. They call it “Lack.” Alice becomes obsessed with Lack, as Philip is obsessed by Alice.”
By Matt Wavish