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David Lynch, who co-created “Twin Peaks” in the early ‘90s and was set to return to direct the Showtime reboot, has decided to pull out of the project.
Lynch made the announcement over several messages on Twitter late Sunday.
“Dear Twitter Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on ‘Twin Peaks,'” Lynch wrote in a series of tweets. “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.”
He noted that he alerted actors on the forthcoming project of his decision. And added the revival “may still be very much alive” on the premium cable channel.
“I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently,” he said.
The filmmaker’s exit follows reports that the buzzed-about project was in limbo after comments Lynch made on Austalian TV.
Showtime had announced its plans revive the world of “Twin Peaks,” which originally aired for just two seasons on ABC, last October — and nabbed Kyle MacLachlan to reprise his role as FBI agent Dale Cooper. Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost have already written the nine episodes that were commissioned. Lynch was supposed to direct them all.
Showtime, for its part, issued the following statement Sunday after Lynch’s sentiments had surfaced on Twitter — noting its hopes of resolving its deal with Lynch.
“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 said in the statement. “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.”
“Twin Peaks” was expected to begin production this year and was slated for a 2016 premiere.
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