DAVID LYNCH’S NEXT FILM: DUNE MESSIAH

HOLLYWOOD – After bowing out of the Showtime 2016 resurrection of Twin Peaks, David Lynch has confirmed that his next film will be the long-awaited Dune sequel: Dune Messiah.

In 1984, David Lynch’s original Dune was considered a commercial and critical failure but The Elephant Man director had always said he wished to return to Arrakis and film Frank Herbert’s second novel in the saga Dune Messiah. Lynch spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the Studio Exec:

It’s just one of those things that has been grinding at me for years. I was so attached to the original material that I read all of the Frank Herbert novels, even those towards the end when things really got ridiculous. For years I’ve resisted the idea of  doing sequels although I’ve returned sometimes to Twin Peaks. But with Dune it was different. If someone had given me the budget I would have gone tomorrow.

So what took so long?

The budget, as I said, was always going to be a factor. Filming in Arrakis is really expensive. There’s not just the logistic of having to deal with the Guild, but paying of the Fremen costs a lot as well. But we’ve managed to raise the money and Kyle Maclachlan has agreed to come on board and repeat his role as Paul – Maud’Dib – Atreides. So I’m really excited.

I know David, you seem really excited.

But?

But when we spoke about Twin Peaks you seemed really excited as well.

That was different.

How?

With Dune Messiah we will be shooting on Arrakis which, as I’ve said is an expensive, difficult and might I say dangerous location, but with Twin Peaks we were going to have to shoot in Canada. And I’m just not prepared to do that.

Dune Messiah will be released in 2016. 

BRETT RATNER TO DIRECT TWIN PEAKS

HOLLYWOOD – No sooner had David Lynch tweeted he would not be directing the Showtime revival of Twin Peaks than his replacement, Rush Hour 2 director Brett Ratner, was immediately announced by the proud network.

The planning for the new Twin Peaks show is already in place with the scripts finished and casting almost complete, but protracted negotiations over budgeting saw an unhappy David Lynch leave the process, tweeting his farewell. Initial reaction was overwhelmingly negative with fans expressing widespread dismay, but that turned to joy when news leaked that Brett Ratner – director of Tower Heist and Hercules – would be stepping in.

Speaking EXCLUSIVELY with the Studio Exec, Ratner stated:

I have always been a huge fan of Twin Peaks. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of the show. When I was a kid I would dream of the show and I’d write stories about my favorite characters, especially J.R. and Sue Ellen.

What do you think you will do differently from the original?

The important thing is to bring out a balance between respecting what made the original series great, mainly the adultery, and what modern audiences want to see now: Ben Stiller and Kung Fu based comedies with motor mouth black comedians. I’m committed to getting rid of the off-beat element of the show – I mean all that Bobby coming back in the shower bit for instance didn’t work for me – in order to get to the core emotions of the characters.

Will Agent Cooper still play a prominent role?

My agent’s name is Carl. Uhm and yeah.

What about the rumors that Miley Cyrus has been cast?

Come on. We want to leave some surprises intact.

Well at least we can be sure of some damned fine coffee.

I don’t know what you’re talking about.

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ROBERT DOWNEY JNR RUMORED FOR TWIN PEAKS

HOLLYWOOD – A studio insider has revealed that Robert Downey Jnr is in final negotiations to play one of the lead roles in the new series of Twin Peaks.

“He’s the first name on David Lynch’s list,” said the anonymous insider:

It’s a part ideally suited to Robert’s talent and experience. They’re currently working through some contract details but I’m pretty we’ll have an announcement before the end of the month.

Although the script remains a closely guarded secret, our source revealed that Downey Jnr will play the role of billionaire playboy Tony Stark AKA Iron Man:

In the original script Lynch wanted him to play a completely different character but he quickly realised that Downey Jnr can only do Tony Stark these days so he incorporated that into the story. Because  of the change Agent Cooper now works for SHIELD, the log lady is in possession of one of the infinity gems and Killer Bob is a half man/half Komodo dragon super villain.

Asked what else we can expect from the new series, our man dropped a bombshell:

I know I shouldn’t say this but Samuel L. Jackson will definitely be making an appearance as Nick Fury and possibly a guy who you wouldn’t like when he’s angry.

As for Stark’s wife Pepper Potts played by Gwyneth Paltrow:

Oh, David kills her off in the very first episode. I’m not telling you how she dies but it’s dark, it’s gruesome and vomit came out of my nose when I read it.

The new series of Twin Peaks is due in 2016