It’s been nearly ten years since we’ve had a David Lynch film to make us ponder, “huh, what?” There have been occasional rumors that the filmmaker is working on a script here and there but nothing has taken hold. If you talk to the director himself, he’s not very optimistic; citing Hollywood’s unwillingness to let people just do whatever. Which is bad news for backwards-talking dwarfs everywhere.
“It’s a very depressing picture. With alternative cinema – any sort of cinema that isn’t mainstream – you’re fresh out of luck in terms of getting theatre space and having people come to see it. Even if I had a big idea, the world is different now,” the filmmaker recently told The Independent. “Unfortunately, my ideas are not what you’d call commercial, and money really drives the boat these days. So I don’t know what my future is. I don’t have a clue what I’m going to be able to do in the world of cinema.”
Perhaps a line of donuts to accompany his brand of David Lynch Coffee. Just thinking out loud here. Someone needs to pick up the food mantle dropped by Paul Newman.