Director/writer/artist/composer/doughnut philosopher, David Lynch, is bringing his acclaimed early ’90s series Twin Peaks back to Showtime. It’s been mighty mysterious so far, with very little revealed as to the plot, and that’s exactly how the father of Eraserhead wants it. He feels that movie marketing nowadays ruins everything and he’s through with making movies because of it.
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, David revealed that 2006’s Inland Empire (which, if you haven’t seen it, is like taking psychedelics with Laura Dern without actually having to take psychedelics with Laura Dern) was the last David Lynch joint.
“Things changed a lot. So many films were not doing well at the box office even though they might have been great films and the things that were doing well at the box office weren’t the things that I would want to do.”
He is uncertain at first, but then appears to make up his mind: he has indeed made his last feature film. That’s a yes? “Yes it is,” he says.
So, yeah, you’re not going to see David helming Marvel’s The Avengers 18: Ultra Infinity Crusade Battle Lasers. Which is a shame because, in the comics, the Vision and Scarlet Witch get married. David could do a truly effed-up romantic comedy/horror flick with a human superhero lady marrying and sexing on a superhero android guy.
Today’s spoiler culture had a lot to do with David’s decision.
“Completely ruins it. People want to know up until the time they know, then they don’t care. So, speaking for myself, I don’t want to know anything before I see something. I want to experience it without any purification, pure; [I want to] go into a world and let it happen.”
As for Twin Peaks, all David has revealed about it is that it’s pretty much the same cast of characters (except for The Log Lady, R.I.P.) and it’s 25 years later.
At a programming showcase in Los Angeles in January, Lynch was almost comically brief when pressed for details. Speaking to Fairfax Media, he is equally to the point: “It’s 25 years later, some things change, some things remain the same.”
The continuation is on Showtime, so David can get super nightmarish and Lynchian-like in a way he probably couldn’t on the show’s original network – ABC. So expect some truly effed-up visuals involving doughnuts, coffee, pie, and other diner offerings.
It premieres May 21. You can watch the latest teaser for the new Twin Peaks, below.