In an interview with British magazine, SciFiNow, Mark Frost gives us a good chunk of hope that we’re going to see those much-anticipated deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me after all.
There’s a large chunk of the movie that’s never been seen because David (Lynch) had to cut it down to a more manageable length for release, and we’re hoping that sometime in the next couple of years we’re gonna be able to release those scenes. There’s about 45 minutes of material so that’s something people will be able to see pretty soon.
Mark Frost was not involved in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, but as the series’ co-creator and friend of David Lynch and Bob Engels (who co-wrote the movie), he knows what he’s talking about. And back in 2008, David Lynch himself told WNYC’s Nathan Lee that he’s pretty sure there are at least 17 scenes. So, yes, I think we have a confirmation for about 45 minutes of unreleased Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me material, to be expected “in the next couple of years” or as he calls it: “pretty soon.” UPDATE: The upcoming Twin Peaks Blu-ray release is rumored to include Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me AND its deleted scenes!
Further in the interview, he is asked how many season he had in mind for Twin Peaks if the show hadn’t been axed after its second season.
Well, I know we were certainly geared up to do a third year. The number five always stuck in my head. I felt we had started something that – with our full attention – could have ran for five seasons. It was what it was then, and who knows what will happen in the future, so we’ll see.