Twin Peaks fans have spent years campaigning for the scenes to be made available from the 1992 spinoff movie, which functioned as both a prequel and sequel to the iconic television series.
A number of regular characters from the show were excised from the final cut of Fire Walk With Me, which caused consternation among fans at the time.
Co-creator Lynch recently told WYNC.org that he is hopeful of a release. "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is owned by a company called MK2 in France," he said, "and I spoke to them a couple of months ago. I've spoke to them several times about this... [and] I think it will happen."
However, Lynch added that the recession could prolong the wait, saying: "Maybe the financial crisis is affecting that in some way. I'm not sure what's going on. I'm pretty sure there's 17 scenes in that at least but its been a while since we've looked into that."
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