A ‘Typically Dark’ New Script From David Lynch is in The Works
And just when I was beginning to come to terms with the fact that the man whose work made me fall in love with cinema was exiting the game forever, more news has crept up about a possible new feature in the works. But of course, there are so few details that its difficult to speculate just what this might be—but how could you not?
In a recent profile with The New York Times centered on Lynch’s commitment to transcendental mediatation, the subject obviously veered off into his filmmaking when talk of Bob Roth—one of the leaders of the organization–apparently let out that Lynch was "was working on a new script and that it was typically dark." Whoops! I mean honestly, if I were guarding that wonderful of a secret, how could I contain it either? But of course, Lynch lovingly replied, "Bobby’s got a big mouth," and then speaking to the nature of the script: "I think people would probably recognize it.”
Okay, so if Roth says the script is dark and Lynch basically confirms that whatever he’s working on falls under the caliber of his signature auteuristic style, then I’m all in. Is this what Laura Dern meant when she said that she and Lynch had something "cooking?" Is it safe to assume she didn’t mean breakfast foods? But you know, after this long it’s natural to feel a bit of concern that a person is bound to change and the Lynch we know and worship may have different cinematic affinities.
But then again, look at Terrence Malick, he disappeared forever and came back with more fervor than ever. Also, whatever Lynch has been doing since Inland Empire has always stayed in the vein of his obsessions—both aesthetically and psychologically—whether it be his albums, paintings, etc. So I’m hopeful. The next question is, who is going to call Laura Dern?