You don’t need to be a huge film or TV buff to know the name David Lynch. The popular writer/director has had such an influence (not to mention a distinct mark) on Hollywood over the years that at this point he’s almost as well known as many of the stars that he directs. It’s really no wonder that the upcoming Twin Peaks revival — which he produces, co-wrote and directs — is basically the most anticipated thing coming down the pike in 2017. (It premieres May 21 on Crave TV, for those keeping track.)
In the meantime, we’re tickled pink to see one of the most talked about movies of the year, La La Land, get the David Lynch “treatment.” The Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone starring flick walked away a pretty big winner at the Golden Globes in January and now it’s expected to do the same this Sunday at the Oscars. So ahead of the awards, a devoted Lynch fan decided to remake the La La Land trailer as though it had been directed by the modern master of the surreal himself.
Suddenly Damien Chazelle‘s whimsical film about the power of old school Hollywood is darker than an October thriller thanks to a few well-placed subtitles, scenes taken out of context and a darker, cinematic look. Seriously, we never really thought of Gosling as a creepy actor until we watched him in this “trailer,” above.
If anything, the whole thing has us even more excited for Twin Peaks to return than anything else. It’s been more than two decades since we picked up on the mystery of Laura Palmer’s death and the man tasked with solving her murder — as played by the always charming and returning actor Kyle MacLachlan. And based on the limited information we know, this revival is going to be finer than a cup of coffee.
Because if anyone knows how to play with our emotions and offer up a dramatic and suspenseful project, it’s Lynch. And if a happy musical like La La Land looks like a terrifying suspense thriller based on a few of his notorious tweaks, we can’t wait to see what his real ones do for another round of Peaks.