Director David Lynch quits Twin Peaks reboot
Director David Lynch has quit the reboot of classic TV show Twin Peaks, tweeting this weekend that money was at issue.
"I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done," he tweeted Sunday.
Lynch, who co-created the series with Mark Frost, had been on board to direct the project which aired two decades ago to cultish acclaim. Showtime, the network producing the series, released a statement to the Hollywood Reporter expressing disappointment but confirming that the show will likely go ahead.
"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," the statement read. "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."
As the Reporter notes, Showtime announced last October that a nine-episode Twin Peaks limited series was in the works featuring original star Kyle MacLauchlan for a planned 2016 premiere. Lynch's tweets are below.
Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
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.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
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.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015
I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently.— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) April 5, 2015