David Lynch admits his future as a filmmaker is uncertain

Director says modern cinema is a 'very depressing picture'

David Lynch has admitted that his future as a filmmaker is uncertain after claiming he doesn’t know what he can do “in the world of cinema” any more.

Lynch is highly revered for both his work on the small screen with TV show Twin Peaks as well as a lengthy list of cult cinema classics including Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire. However, having recently announced the release of his second album ‘The Big Dream’, which is out on July 15, he hinted to The Independent that he has no plans to make any more films in the future.

“It’s a very depressing picture,” he said. “With alternative cinema – any sort of cinema that isn’t mainstream – you’re fresh out of luck in terms of getting theatre space and having people come to see it. Even if I had a big idea, the world is different now. Unfortunately, my ideas are not what you’d call commercial, and money really drives the boat these days. So I don’t know what my future is. I don’t have a clue what I’m going to be able to do in the world of cinema.”


However, Lynch did say that he could be tempted to work in TV again in the future, adding: “I like the idea of a continuing story. And television is way more interesting than cinema now. It seems like the art-house has gone to cable.”

‘The Big Dream’ will be the follow-up to Lynch’s 2011 debut ‘Crazy Clown Time’. The LP features a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Ballad Of Hollis Brown’ and also includes a collaboration with Lykke Li called ‘I’m Waiting Here’ – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.