Saturday 16 December 2017

Over before it began - David Lynch pulls out of Twin Peaks remake

Fire walk with me: Laura (Sherilyn Fenn) and Cooper (Kyle Mac-Lachlan) in Twin Peaks
Fire walk with me: Laura (Sherilyn Fenn) and Cooper (Kyle Mac-Lachlan) in Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks: Laura Palmer
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Mary Jo Deschanel in Twin Peaks
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Killer Bob, Twin Peaks
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Aoife Kelly

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David Lynch has taken to Twitter to announce he will no longer head-up the revival of TV series Twin Peaks.

The writer/director was slated to helm the remake of the classic 90s series to screen on Showtime next year, but has revealed he left the project - over money.

"Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on 'Twin Peaks,'" he  wrote. “After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done."

He added, "This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing.  Twin Peaks' may still be very much alive at Showtime. I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently."

Original star Kyle MacLachlan had stated his interest in returing as FBI agent Dale Cooper, who was charged with investigating the murder of high school beauty queen Laura Palmer.

Even though Showtime released a teaser trailer last month, rumours of difficulties were rife.

Variety reports that Showtime issued a statement on Lynch yesterday.

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“We were saddened to read David Lynch’s statement today since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points,” Showtime revealed.

“Showtime also loves the world of ‘Twin Peaks’ and we continue to hold out hope that we can bring it back in all its glory with both of its extraordinary creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, at its helm.”

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