David Lynch on new series rumors, coronavirus

Despite rumors earlier this year that he was working on a new feature or TV series, “Twin Peaks” and “Mulholland Drive” director David Lynch says it’s unlikely he’ll be able to step back onto a film set until there’s a Coronavirus vaccine.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter from his home in Hollywood where, like the rest of the state he’s in lockdown, Lynch said that he’s keeping busy with music and other projects while confined to the house but doesn’t expect to be behind a camera for anything anytime soon.

“The lockdown stopped all kinds of work that involves other people. It forces us to go to something that we can do on our own. Like, I’m experimenting with music. I can experiment with any kind of motion picture I can do on the computer. And I can work in the wood shop and build things. I can go to the painting studio and paint. You can’t work on a film right now and I think for a long time, we won’t be able to work with a big crew in a normal way of filmmaking. It’s just too dangerous right now. It’s really something to think about. I don’t really think I can make a film until there’s a vaccine.”

Lynch also responded to the aforesaid rumors that he’s working on a new series.

“There’s all kinds of rumors. I’ve got a show called What Did Jack Do? on Netflix right now. It’s a great show about a monkey. It’s something you’ve got to see. And it will really help you in quarantine.”

“All these rumors are flying about, but I can tell you that there’s nothing happening in that regard. It’s a rumor that even if it was true — there’s nothing happening.”

Lynch suggests that when he does return to the set, it’ll be for a TV series.

“Right now. feature films in my book are in big trouble, except for the big blockbusters. The art house films, they don’t stand a chance. They might go to a theater for a week and if it’s a Cineplex they go to the smallest theater in the setup, and then they go to Blu-ray or On Demand. The big-screen experience right now is gone. Gone, but not forgotten.”

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