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The star of TV series The X-Files has gone on to distinguish herself on stage and screen. Now she's playing Blanche DuBois, a role she's long coveted
It is quite a feat for an actor to be intensely memorable without appearing needy or even demonstrative, but Gillian Anderson has managed it. The plume of scarlet hair she sported in the role that defined her, as the FBI agent Dana Scully in The X-Files, which ran for nine series between 1993 and 2002 and spawned two movies, is gone, replaced by dusky blond locks. Anderson keeps a low profile and is held in high esteem. She is well-known and yet exudes an aloofness that has prevented her from becoming a national treasure and not only because, divided between Britain (where she spent a chunk of her childhood and where she now lives and works) and the Us (which has claimed most of the »
- Ryan Gilbey
X-Files is owned by 20th Century Fox and despite fans begging for a third film there seems to be another way in which they will get more of Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny) - reboot! The first film pulled in $190 million and the lackluster sequel only did $68 million. So, you can understand why Fox is reluctant to greenlight a third film. But X-Files is an asset and at some point Fox has to think about cashing in on the property once again. Could it be time to reboot the television series? Chris Carter, the show's creator talked to Vulture about it. Vulture: The heads of 20th Century Fox TV, which produced The X-Files, are now also in charge of the Fox network. Does this make it more or less likely there’ll be some sort of reboot or sequel to the show? Things were tense between you and »
With "24: Live Another Day" having wrapped up, the question becomes what lies ahead for Jack Bauer. Appearing at this year's Comic-Con, star Kiefer Sutherland and director/executive producer Jon Cassar spoke about the upcoming Blu-ray box set for 'Live' and the pair revealed the possibility of a "24" movie is still in play. Cassar says "The question is just when... We're still talking about it."
Sutherland was asked about the recent season's ending: "We went through so many ideas for that ending. On some level we copped out because on some level it is hard to end it. We talked about that maybe for the DVD, we'll have Jack take out a hand grenade and blow the Russian helicopter up - we'd never had that kind of freedom before."
- Garth Franklin
Inevitable as the rising sun, and about as discriminating, the reboot finger is pointed today at The X-Files. Twenty-one years, nine seasons and two films after Dana Sceptic wandered into Foxy Mildew’s basement office and smouldered with stoic incredulity at his fantastical delusions the show’s creator is apparently having ‘conversations’ about a reboot. We should not be surprised.
Two decades and a dozen X-Files-influenced shows down we live in a world where comic-book movies break box-office records, spawning extensive franchises hauling in billions of dollars, where sci-fi films command headlines all over the world, and so it comes full circle. The geek has inherited the Earth and seems intent on remaking it again and again in its own image There is, it seems, no point in fighting the future and its insatiable appetite for the past.
But can a show so influential and this ingrained in popular culture survive a rebooting? »
- Jon Lyus
Not a summer goes by without new reports that The X-Files will return.
Show creator Chris Carter this week admitted that "there certainly have been conversations" about a comeback of some sort, but is that really a good idea?
The supernatural drama originally ran on Fox from 1993 to 2002, spanning 202 episodes over nine seasons. The first three were fantastic, the following six more than a bit hit-and-miss.
Rumours of a third movie have been bubbling ever since the second flopped onto our screens six years ago.
Carter has said that the planned movie »
Chris Carter has had conversations with the heads of 20th Century Fox about a possible reboot of The X-Files, he confirmed to Vulture this week. What the tenor of those conversations was, Carter didn't elaborate, but that doesn't stop us from pondering the matter.
After batting away talk of the lawsuits both he and David Duchovny brought against Fox, The X-Files creator spoke of how he and Fox TV CEO Dana Walden go way back, confirming "she and I have talked a lot about this".
"Is that a way of saying a reboot is happening?" asked Vulture, "That's just a way of saying there certainly have been conversations", Carter replied. "So why hasn't it happened?" Vulture pressed him. "I would assume nothing" were Carter's final words on the matter.
Mulder and Scully fans are »
Nine seasons and two movies later, people still can't enough of “The X-Files.” Now, it seems neither can original creator Chris Carter. In a new interview with Vulture, Carter has once again hinted that there may be more to come, and it could be an even more likely possibility than ever with the recent change in leadership over at 20th Century Fox TV and the Fox network, the production company and network on which the original “X-Files” series aired. Also read: ‘The After,’ From ‘X-Files’ Creator Chris Carter, Among 6 New Amazon Shows “I'm very friendly with Gary and Dana ,” Carter. »
- Linda Ge
This time last year, The X-Files creator Chris Carter sat down with Vulture for an extended conversation timed to the 20th anniversary of his iconic series. His Amazon Prime pilot, The After, was still in the early stages of development, and Carter was formulating a plan of attack on a super-secret project for AMC. We thought we’d check back in with Carter at the TV Critics Association press tour held earlier this month, where he’d come to promote The After, which Amazon had given a series order for. (The apocalyptic drama is set to debut early next year.) Given that Carter had already talked at the event about The After, we decided to use our 20-minute window with him to discuss burning questions relating to the AMC project (now tentatively titled Area 51; “I’ll be handing [a script] in next week,” he told us), his early days in TV working »
- Josef Adalian
"X-Files" fans have heard whispers about a reboot of the beloved cult sci-fi series for years, but now the truth is out there: There's a very real chance that the series could return to Fox.
That news comes from the "X-Files" creator himself, Chris Carter, who chatted with Vulture about the possibility during a recent interview. Carter was asked if the ascension of Dana Walden and Gary Newman to Fox network heads (the duo were also the heads of 20th Century Fox TV, which produced "The X-Files" during its run) meant that a reboot was in the cards.
" ... [S]he and I have talked a lot about this," Carter said, referring to Walden. "That's just a way of saying there certainly have been conversations."
Carter also said that there wasn't any one big reason for the reboot not moving forward yet -- "I would assume nothing," he told Vulture -- but »
- Katie Roberts
Scully hearts science. After nine seasons of The X-Files and two films, that fact about Dana Scully—played by Emmy winner Gillian Anderson—is pretty well known. While Mulder (David Duchovny) eventually swayed Scully to his side (at least about some issues), she was pretty steadfast in believing there was a scientific explanation for everything. Even baby aliens. Now, thanks to the Internet and YouTuber Ryan English, Scully's love of science has been remixed with a beat you can dance to. Get down with your bad self. Anderson recently popped up in NBC's Crisis and recurs on Hannibal. She's also starring in the new season of The Fall opposite 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie »
Ancient aliens visiting earth, guiding early man. In the 70's, with the popularity of Erich von Däniken's book and Harald Reinl's film Chariot of the Gods, they were a hot topic. The Nazca Lines, Pyramids of Giza, and other wonders suggest the use of technology unavailable to people of the period.
This, and the scattered ancient artwork on several continents that suggests flying machines and men in spacesuits, drove a paranormal fad into a pop culture phenomenon.
While much of the evidence related to the ancient astronaut theory has been refuted, it's difficult to debunk much of the artistic evidence left behind by ancient men, and the latest discovery of this kind of graphic evidence is in India.
The Times of India is reporting the discovery of ancient cave paintings in the relatively remote state of Chhattisgarh. These paintings depict humanoids who appear to be wearing suits with »
- Mr. Dark
Trevor Hogg chats with Rob McLachlan about cycling, founding a production company, and working within the realms of film and television…
Before becoming a Primetime Emmy nominated cinematographer Rob McLachlan (Game of Thrones) was heading down a different career path which saw him become a Canadian Cycling Champion and Canada Games Gold medallist. “I was at the point that I was going to have to quit school and go train. I was on a shortlist to potentially ride in the Montreal Olympics but you couldn’t make a living at it back then unless you went to Europe and went whole hog. At the same time I was into photography and making Super 8 films. I got bitten by that bug. When I was looking at making a career that seemed like the best. My father was a commercial illustrator and painter who drilled into my brother and I that it »
- Trevor Hogg
That noise you can hear? It's Lucy Lawless, somewhere in an L.A. mansion, repeatedly shouting "House!", because she's finally filled up her geek TV bingo card.
After winning geekdom's heart with her name-making role in Xena: Warrior Princess, Lawless went on to parts in The X-Files (just a small one), Battlestar Galactica (a pretty big one), and Spartacus: War Of The Damned (a major one), and memorably dropping in on Curb Your Enthusiasm to play herself along the way.
Now, Lawless is stepping on to the Helicarrier with a role in Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two. Who she'll be playing, and for how long, is being kept under wraps for now, but expect that question to be asked and ummed about during this week's Sdcc.
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns »
With the original paranormal thriller "Intruders" heading to BBC America in just about a month, a new trailer has arrived that gives us an extended look at the upcoming series. Check it out, and look for lots more soon.
"Intruders," from writer/exec producer Glen Morgan ("The X-Files"), will premiere on Saturday, August 23rd, at 10/9c on BBC America. The series is based on Michael Marshall Smith's novel The Intruders.
"Intruders" stars celebrated British actor John Simm ("Life on Mars," "State of Play," and "Doctor Who") and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Human Trafficking) with James Frain ("The White Queen," "Grimm," "True Blood") and Tory Kittles ("True Detective") and introducing Millie Brown ("Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"), making her debut in a series lead role.
- Debi Moore
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The ’90s were sort of weird. Everyone’s clothes were too big for them, and there was a lot of sincerity going around. It was also a time when some of today’s biggest stars weren’t such big stars yet, and randomly appeared on some of your favorite TV shows. Whether it was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo or the dominating story arc of an entire episode, everyone from a young Ryan Reynolds to Yoko Ono made a guest appearance on shows as disparate as The X-Files and Mad About You.
If you want to find out which basketball star showed up to face-off against Uncle Jesse on Full House, or which iconic musical powerhouse appeared on Smart Guy, you’ll need to click through our gallery. Take a trip down memory lane with ’90s cameos from Coolio, Britney Spears, and even Nancy Kerrigan. There are some you might remember, »
- Kat George
(Cbr) It’s all "Groundhog Day’s" fault. The 1993 comedy hit, which stars Bill Murray as a snarky weatherman forced to re-live the same day over and over again until he becomes a better person, made the idea of a time loop a very popular narrative device for movies and television — and for good reason. There isn’t one person who hasn’t had a day they wish they could take a mulligan on. It’s a very relatable idea, and it’s easy to see why Hollywood keeps going back to the time-loop well. With "Edge of Tomorrow" becoming the latest member of the “Groundhog Day-ing It Club,” Spinoff looks back at some of the most memorable TV and movie do-overs. “Cause and Effect” ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") Actually, maybe we should blame this fifth season episode of Tng, which aired in 1992 — a year before "Groundhog Day. »
- Phil Pirrello, Comic Book Resources
Last summer's R-rated ghost story "The Conjuring" was scary. Like really, really scary. Like, if something happened to the projector during our 10 am press screening on a warm, bright summer day, and the film would have been interrupted or cancelled, then we would have been completely okay with that. Others felt the same way, and the movie scared up over $300 million in worldwide box office. That's enough for Warner Bros and New Line to begin building a franchise around the film - while a sequel is tentatively scheduled for next year, a spin-off has already been shot and will be coming out this Halloween. The subject of the spin-off is the super creepy doll from the first movie. That's right, folks: get ready for 90 minutes of "Annabelle." The first teaser trailer dropped today; watch it with the lights on.
While the trailer doesn't give us much in the way of story, »
- Drew Taylor
4 newcomers to Game Of Thrones will be directing a brace of episodes each for season 5...
A number of changes are afoot in terms of the team going behind the camera for Game Of Thrones season five. Notably, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (who directed season three's Walk Of Punishment and season four's Two Swords) won't have directors' credits on any of the season five episodes.
We already knew that stalwart GoT director Alex Graves was taking a season-long break and planning to return for the sixth run, leaving a sizeable gap in the roster, and it's now been confirmed that regulars Michelle Maclaren and Alik Sakharov will also be joining him in their absence for season five (Maclaren is busy with Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul alongside directing stints on HBO's The Leftovers, while Sakharov is working on pirate drama Black Sails).
Toward the end of March Amazon Studios gave Chris Carter's "The After" a series order, but we didn't know when it would debut or how many episodes it would have in its first season. Well, we still don't quite know the former, but we do have some info on the latter...
So far Amazon has slotted "The X-Files" creator's new project for eight episodes, but if Carter has his way, it'll run for at least 99. As he told reporters during Amazon's summer Television Critics Association press tour session, he based the mystery-focused "The After" on Dante's Inferno.
The Divine Comedy, which is comprised of Inferno plus Purgatorio and Paradiso, has 99 cantos in its story (along with an introduction). "I'm using that as my model," Carter revealed.
Other than "early 2015," Amazon hasn't announced the show's exact release date, but per THR, it's not following the "binge" model of all episodes hitting at once. »
- Debi Moore
BBC America is taking its new series "Intruders" to this year's San Diego Comic-Con, where an exclusive sneak peek will be shown, but right now we have an inside look at the show narrated by stars John Simm and Mira Sorvino, executive producer Glen Morgan, and director Daniel Stamm.
If you'll be among the masses descending on San Diego soon, the "Intruders" panel is on Friday, July 25th, from 8:00 to 9:00 pm in Room 7Ab. You can get more details by clicking here.
Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Exists) and Daniel Stamm (13 Sins, The Last Exorcism) are directing various episodes. The creative team includes acclaimed production designer Mark Freeborn ("Breaking Bad"). The series is executive produced by »
- Debi Moore
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