Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Andy Garcia Joins Paul Feig's Ghostbusters
Alongside Matt Walsh and Michael K. Williams
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Debuts A Comic-Con Poster
And the Guardians Of The Galaxy cartoon has its own image
Justin Kurzel Developing True History Of The Kelly Gang
He's going criminal again with Snowtown co-writer Shaun Grant
New Images From Pixar's Next Short
Sanjay's Super Team is ready for launch
Zack Snyder Defends Man Of Steel
'The thesis of Superman is consequences...'
Teaser Trailer For Netflix's Lemony Snicket Series
Something unfortunate is coming...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 August 2014
New Trailer For David Cronenberg's Maps To The Stars
Hollywood babble-on
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Maps To The Stars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Cosmopolis (2012)
Empire Star Rating
A Dangerous Method (2012)
Empire Star Rating
A Dangerous Method (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Moneyball (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Cronenberg Progresses Across The Table
Romance & astrophysics follow Cosmopolis

08 August 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Cronenberg Progresses Across The Table

It's more than a year since we heard the initial rumblings of David Cronenberg working on an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's novel As She Climbed Across the Table. Since then there's been silence, but it's just been broken with the news that Media Rights Capital (Elysium) have picked up the package, with Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch producing, and Bruce Wagner writing the screenplay.

Lethem's novel involves a physicist, Alice, creating a "nothingness" called The Lack. And if that sounds like it precludes Viggo Mortensen starring, fear not! He can play Philip, whose obsession with Alice matches Alice's addiction to her discovery. It's a weird love triangle between two physicists and a black hole (They can use that as a tag-line on the poster, but we want a credit).

Wagner's CV would seem to make him an odd fit for a Cronenberg project. He wrote Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, but he's also a novelist with Cronenberg previous: Cronenberg served as an executive producer on Wagner's own adaptation of his novel I'm Losing You.

Lethem also wrote Motherless Brooklyn, a novel about a PI with Tourette's Syndrome, which Edward Norton was (and may still be) trying to set up as a movie for some time. Like that book, As She Climbed Across the Table has elements of comedy and thriller and creepy craziness, which ought to make it a perfect Cronenberg fit.

There's no start date or cast yet, but it sounds as if we'll see this before the mooted follow-up to Eastern Promises. Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is out in February 2012, and should be followed reasonably closely by Cosmopolis.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Crowe Will Be Mayor Of Broken City
With Mark Wahlberg running around it
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
100 Greatest Movie Characters
Week 2 of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

10 Things To Look Out For At Comic-Con
Empire's look ahead to this week's big panels

Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)