David Lynch Says He Will Never Make Another Movie


With the new season of Twin Peaks set to premiere on Showtime in just a couple of weeks, David Lynch has started doing some press and he recently found himself forced to address the current state of his career. It’s been over a decade since he directed his last movie, Inland Empire, which was a small-scale success but also one of his most divisive films. Unfortunately, it looks as though it may also be his last. Lynch recently told the Sydney Morning Herald that the current Hollywood climate has essentially forced him to retire from filmmaking:

“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.”

When asked directly if Inland Empire was indeed his final feature film, he replied, “Yes it is.” So it sounds like any dreams of Lynch reviving his long lost project Ronnie Rocket have just been dashed for good. That being said, there’s no reason why he can’t continue working in television, which seems to be where a lot of directors headed as of late. At the very least, we’ve got 18 episodes of Twin Peaks to look forward to, which is the equivalent of like 6 David Lynch movies… right? Are you disappointed by this news or do you think David Lynch will eventually return to the big screen?

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  • Kyle

    Netflix needs to give him a call.

  • Stinker

    Maybe, maybe …..a marketing idea?

  • Falsk

    But what about YouTube videos?

  • Newtman98

    He should just do unboxing videos from now on.

  • OsoAmorito

    Guy is really not looking forward to your premium if he’s taking a step like this.

  • Loren

    Facebook is getting into the content game very soon… did Sean post an article about that already? That’s pretty big news.

  • RockJoker

    I think he will. But then again, if he will not, thats fine. 18 episodes of Twin Peaks is more than i can ask anyway.

  • RockJoker

    And weather reports.