If there's any director who can take on a story about a love triangle involving a black hole, it's just might be David Cronenberg, who's always had an affinity for out-there sci-fi scenarios with highbrow appeal.

Media Rights Capital has just acquired the Jonathan Lethem novel 'As She Climbed Across the Table' for Cronenberg to direct.

The novel is about an academic whose physicist girlfriend accidentally creates a black hole in her lab. She then gives it a name and spends all her time with it, driving her jealous professor beau into a cosmic confrontation. Definitely not your average boy-meets-girl story.

Cronenberg's hardly a stranger to adapting difficult books for the screen: His adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Dead Zone' remains one of his best and most accessible films and William S. Burroughs' 'Naked Lunch' one of his most mind-bending and bizarre. He's already wrapped filming on 'Cosmopolis,' based on the Don DeLillo futuristic novel, starring Robert Pattinson and Keira Knightley.
categories Movies, Sci-Fi