X-files 2 movie might happen

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  1. FThorn

    FThorn TV/Movie Club

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    I always like the X-files, but thought it did not have a great movie. Now, the report is it might have a sequel. Perhaps they can tie up loose ends?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19794062/

    The sequel is out there, and it may be closer than you think.

    "X-Files" fans may finally be getting their wish to see Agents Mulder and Scully reunite on screen — the big screen, that is.

    The long-rumored sequel to 1998's "X-Files" feature film may soon be starting production, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    David Duchovny, who played truth-seeking Agent Fox Mulder on the hit FOX series (and in the feature film), said Saturday during the Television Critics Association press tour that the long-delayed film may finally be coming to fruition — with co-star Gillian Anderson "on board" to reprise her role as skeptic-turned "believer," Agent Dana Scully.

    "I'm supposed to see a script next week," said Duchovny, adding that "X-Files" creator Chris Carter and series executive producer Frank Spotnitz wrote the screenplay.

    Carter reportedly had been one of the factors behind the delays in making the sequel, due to a now-settled lawsuit he filed in 2005 against 20th Century Fox Television. The lawsuit reportedly cited breach of contract, contractual interference and other claims over payments allegedly owed to him from the television series.

    The film's story reportedly will avoid the steep (and oftentimes confusing) "alien conspiracy" mythology developed throughout the series' nine-season run and in the first film, and will instead focus on a self-contained threat for Mulder and Scully to contend with.

    "No, we're not going into the mythology (in the sequel)," Spotnitz told SciFi.com in May of last year. "One of the things that was exciting about doing it is to not make it a mythology story, and it's like one of the stand-alone episodes. It's a bit scary. Of course, we will catch up with the characters and what is going on in their lives, but it's not about the alien conspiracy. It's not about that."

    While Duchovny indicated that production could start as soon as this fall, a formal announcement has not yet been made.

    Duchovny's new Showtime comedy series, "Californication," will debut August 13. Anderson was recently seen in "The Last King of Scotland" and the UK thriller film, "Straightheads."

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  2. SIGSAREBETTER

    SIGSAREBETTER Teh Pieman

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    Oooh, I can't wait. I just hope they don't screw it up....it ended on a good note for a lot of fans, including me.
     

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    Does anyone still care about the x-files? I'm having a hard time not seeing this degenerate into a parody of itself. The concept was semi-novel at the time, but has been done to death in almost every variation since. I'm still waiting for any evidence that the "grand conspiracy" EVER made actual sense and was internally consistent.

    I can see Duchovny and Andersen not objecting as they have yet to find another cash cow, but not sure who would greenlight this. I say keep the budget rock bottom and make it super gritty with ZERO effects. Really keep us guessing if they are after something supernatural or not.
     
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    Hoping they reprise Frank Black and the zombies deal.
    :thumbsup:
     
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    I'd like to see another X-Files movie - even if it was part of the alien invasion schtick.
     
  6. FThorn

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    There are some shows/stories I would watch over and over if they came out with new ones...like the X-files.
     
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    SIGSAREBETTER Teh Pieman

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    That would actually be my preference. While I enjoyed the "monster of the week" episodes, I like the conspiracy ones more.
     
  8. Razoreye

    Razoreye ♥♥Adorkable!♥♥

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    I love the conspiracy part. I'd hope they incorporate more of it into the movie.
     
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    :goodpost:

    10-4 FThorn, we have been taping and watching the reruns of Millenium.

    PS: That's the one Frank Black ~ (Lance Henriksen) is on.

    (Hoping they reprise Frank Black and the zombies deal.)





    :supergrin:
     
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    Mulder (bitten/surronded by zombies): Frank, are you armed?

    Frank Black (coming down the stairs): OH yeah.

    :cool:
     
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    Ditto :alien: !