David Lynch Says He’s Done With Movies

Yes Paul Thomas Anderson, Chris Nolan, Sofia Coppola, Edgar Wright, Duncan Jones and many more beloved filmmakers all have new movies coming out this year.

But even amongst the most hardline of cinephiles, anticipation is high for David Lynch’s return to “Twin Peaks” – his first directorial effort since “Inland Empire” eleven years ago and the return to arguably one of his most iconic works after twenty-five years away from it.

Lynch helms all eighteen episodes of the upcoming series and, in a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, says that he has no plans to ever go back to feature filmmaking. Asked directly if “Inland Empire” was his last film, he responded: “yes it is” and then elaborated on why he has left filmmaking which mainly seems to be due to the overall change in cinema in the past decade or so:

“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.

Lynch also offered a response to Showtime boss David Nevins who previously said the new episodes are a ‘pure, heroin version of David Lynch’. Lynch says: “I don’t why he says that, but I will answer that by saying, well, that’s OK because heroin is a very popular drug these days.”

“Twin Peaks” is set to return on Showtime on May 21st.