According to Pajiba, David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises) has attached himself to direct As She Climbed Across the Table. The film is based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem that came out in 1997.

The story centers around a man named Philip, who is in love with Alice. We open with Philip about "to lose Alice, not to another man, but to literally nothing. Alice - a physicist - has created a hole, a doorway to nothingness, a vacuum, inside the laboratory where she and Philip work." Alice can think of nothing else but this place called "The Lack" and Philip can think of nothing else but Alice.

Steven Zaillian (screenwriter of American Gangster) is producing.