The Ewoks Are Not What They Seem Team | December 9, 2009 gives a heads-up to a video that recently surfaced showing David Lynch (director of Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, etc) explaining why he turned down the offer to direct Return of the Jedi. From scifiwire:

At a seminar last month at New York’s Russian Tea Room, sponsored by the Hudson Union Society, the director of Eraserhead and Mulholland Drive talked about the James Bond-like arrangements he had to make to meet with Lucas, how he reacted when he saw a Wookiee for the first time and why Lucas shouldn’t be driving a Ferrari.

Of course, the directing role ultimately went to Richard Marquand, but one has to wonder what might have been if Lynch had accepted — check out the story and video here .

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