J’avais déjà parlé dans une version précédente du blog du refus de David Lynch de réaliser Return of the Jedi, et de la rencontre pour le moins particulière entre le réalisateur et George Lucas.
Récemment, dans une interview accordée à Entertainment Weekly, un autre David, Cronenberg cette fois, explique qu’il a lui aussi failli passer derrière la caméra du troisième épisode de la première trilogie Star Wars.
I still recall getting a phone call,” Cronenberg said. “Somebody said that they were from, I guess it was Lucasfilm, and asked me if I was interested in—at that point it was called Revenge of the Jedi, actually, until somebody pointed out that it was against Jedi philosophy to think in terms of revenge. But, anyway, I was asked if I would be interested in considering that, and meeting with everybody, and I said, with the arrogance of youth—relative youth, anyway—I said, ‘Well, I’m not used to doing other people’s material.’ And there was like a stunned silence and then ‘Click’—hang up. Basically, that was as close as I came to that.