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David Lynch Working On A New, "Typically Dark" Script

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 27, 2013 10:38 AM
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While there was a period of time when David Lynch was a cinematic workhorse -- "Lost Highway," "The Straight Story" and "Mulholland Drive" were all released between 1997 and 2001, to give you an idea -- but he's since diversified his creative output. 2006 was the last time we saw a feature from the director with "Inland Empire," and since he's taken on a variety of ventures including fashion house helmer, concert webcaster, aspiring artist and "Louis" guest star. While he's been continually asked about his next movie, Lynch has generally deflected by saying he's waiting for the right inspiration to strike. But could he already have something brewing?

The New York Times Magazine recently profiled Lynch, and more specifically his increasing work on transcendental meditation, but talk still turned toward the movies. Bob Roth, one of the leaders of the organization started by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, let it slip that Lynch "was working on a new script and that it was typically dark." It appears to be a bit of info that the director didn't necessarily want getting out there.

“Bobby’s got a big mouth,” he said, going on to emphasize that it's not influenced by transcendental meditation. “I think people would probably recognize it,” he continued, underscoring that it will be the kind of movie people expect from the name David Lynch.

So something to ponder for now, and we'd wager we're not going to get much more until Lynch decides he's ready. But we're ready for his freaky return, whenever that may be. 

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  • Aardvaark | February 27, 2013 1:15 PMReply

    Well, WUB now you know that you use an expression wrong and in the future you won't look like a moron. You should be appreciative.

  • TheWub | February 27, 2013 12:46 PMReply

    All apologies, you nitpicky little bitch.

  • AE | February 27, 2013 11:53 AMReply

    Thank god, I almost fell asleep reading the potential best picture nominees for 2014.

  • TheWub | February 27, 2013 11:05 AMReply

    I am foaming at the mouth for anything new from Lynch. Inland Empire was a masterpiece in every sense of the word, and while it wouldn't be a bad legacy to go out on two of your very best films, I've been hoping to see him throw his towel back in the ring for a while.

  • Your Name | February 27, 2013 11:49 AM

    "I've been hoping to see him throw his towel back in the ring for a while"

    Yeah that doesn't make any sense. I think you the expression wrong.

  • MGL82 | February 27, 2013 11:02 AMReply

    "aspiring" artist? The guy's had a retrospective of his paintings at the Pompidou centre. He's been known for his painting since the 80s.

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