Money talks, but it don’t sing and dance, and it don’t walk! That is according to David Lynch, who says that money is at the root of why he won’t be staying onboard for directing Showtime‘s Twin Peaks reboot:
Dear Facebook Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks. 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. 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.
Showtime weighed in with a statement of their own saying:
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 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.
I love those blanket PR girl statements! So peppy and innocent, without taking any responsibility! Will you be checking out the Twin Peaks remake if Lynch isn’t directing?