Film director David Lynch is reportedly raising funds to help make a new feature-length rock biopic.
The Twin Peaks director was mentioned in a recent Vulture article in which the novelist Jeff Jackson recommends Alan Greenberg’s 1983 novel Love in Vain: The Life and Legends of Robert Johnson. In the blurb about the book, Jackson notes that Lynch is in the middle of raising funds to bring a screenplay of the book, which has remained unpublished for years, to the screen.
Lynch, who is reportedly a long-term fan of the screenplay, has not directed a feature film since Inland Empire from 2006. The script reportedly tells the tale of legendary blues artist Robert Johnson and is said to follow a “half-fable, half-non-fictional story” according to Consequence of Sound.
Speaking about the screenplay in 2013, Lynch said that he would “very much like to direct it someday” and added at the time that “a number of things would have to fall in place before that would occur.”
“For me it’s so beautiful to think about these pictures and sounds flowing together in time and in sequence, making something that can be done only through cinema. It’s so magical, I don’t know why. To go into a theatre and have the lights go down – it’s very quiet and then the curtains start to open and then you go into a world.”
Earlier this year, Lynch released a book he had co-written, Room To Dream where he outlines a chronology of recollections and memories of his life and career, rather than an explanation of them. The director has previously said that he will “never explain his work”, saying “it reduces” the art form.