Universal Goes For A "Drive"

Shot as a pilot, only to be rejected by the network. Reshot and reedited to be a feature, only to be rejected by distributors. Submitted to Cannes, only to be rewarded with a Best Director Award. Finally, someone grabbed their balls and picked up David Lynch’s latest oddball effort, Mullholland Drive.

Today’s Daily Variety reports that Universal Focus, the art house side of Universal Studios (who keep creating or buying art house arms, chucking them away and starting new ones almost immediately… see Gramercy or October Films) had acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Lynch’s film from Canal Plus.