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Talk of a third X-Files film has been swirling around for several years now. Looking to shake off the lackluster performance of 2008's The X-Files: I Want to Believe, rumors have had actors David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter all talking about a third film. In an interview with Den of Geek, producer Frank Spotnitz says, "I've known for many years what I would like the movie to be and I've been talking to Chris Carter about it for many years, but there is no script… It's the climax of the alien colonization story that began the series." Spotnitz also said he wouldn't be surprised if the series was rebooted as a new TV series with a couple of new, younger agents. "I wouldn't be surprised at all. I mean, I...
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As I noted over a week ago, NBC had decided to not move forward with Mockingbird Lane, a rebooted series based on the classic 1960s TV sitcom The Munsters from Wonderfalls and Pushing Daises creator Bryan Fuller. The idea had been around for almost two years at NBC, and the network spent over $10 million getting it developed, but according to the media site Collider, part of the problem stemmed from the visual direction Fuller wanted it to go and what pilot director Brian Singer wanted. Also, NBC wanted the series have a fish-out-of-water aspect to it, where Fuller wanted it to exist in some self-contained universe. And because Fuller was working on his Hannibal prequel series (which NBC already gave a 13 episode order for midseason), he had no time to work on the show. NBC, looking to get some of its cost back (instead just burying it) will at least air the pilot, »
As an enormous fan of The X-Files, I have been left wondering where the hell Chris Carter has been. Since 2008 and the release of The X-Files: I Want To Believe, we have had zip from the man. Granted, he never had the success of a Jj Abrams seeing as every one of his post Mulder and Scully projects collapsed after less than three seasons. He had a project in development last year that never made it to series as well as a film called Fencewalker that pretty much disappeared off anyone's »
- Alex Maidy
Aside from the 2008 movie "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," things have been quiet from "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter in the years since his signature show came to an end in 2002. None of his other series caught on. "Millennium" was the most successful, generating acclaim but low viewership, leading to it being canceled after three seasons in 1999. "Harsh Realm" lasted only a handful of episodes that same year before getting snipped, while "X-Files" spin-off "The Lone Gunmen" made it just one season in 2001. Carter's obviously a very influential figure, and he hasn't stepped entirely away from the scene -- he had "Unique," a police thriller with a female lead and supernatural elements, set up at Media Right Capital last year as a series to write and executive produce, but ultimately nothing came of the project. In 2008, it was reported that Carter was working on a secret film...
- Alison Willmore
Aside from the 2008 movie "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," things have been quiet from "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter in the years since his signature show came to an end in 2002. None of his other series caught on. "Millennium" was the most successful, generating acclaim but low viewership, leading to it being canceled after three seasons in 1999. "Harsh Realm" lasted only a handful of episodes that same year before getting snipped, while "X-Files" spin-off "The Lone Gunmen" made it just one season in 2001. Carter's obviously a very influential figure, and he hasn't stepped entirely away from the scene -- he had "Unique," a police thriller with a female lead and supernatural elements, set up at Media Right Capital last year as a series to write and executive produce, but ultimately nothing came of the project. In 2008, it was reported that Carter was working on a secret film »
- Alison Willmore
Considering that 1998’s The X-Files and 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe were both modest financial successes for 20th Century Fox, it’s a little surprising that the studio hasn’t decided to reunite David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully for a third big screen outing - particularly when everyone involved appears keen to move forward. Last year we heard from Gillian Anderson that a third movie could be on the cards, and now her co-star has expressed his bemusement over Fox’s reluctance to bring back the beloved double-act for more paranormal investigating.
“I would love to do another film, or more. I think we’re all game for it. I know I’m kind of perplexed that Fox isn’t more [enthusiastic],” says Duchonvy in an interview with Collider. “Here’s a homegrown property that you don’t have to go buy, like »
The indie comedy Goats, from director Christopher Neil and based on Mark Poirier’s best-selling novel, tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips), a 15-year-old looking to find his place among his eccentric family. His mom (Vera Farmiga) is a New Age hippie that spends all of her time working on self-help rituals with her hustler boyfriend (Justin Kirk), while his dad (Ty Burrell) left home years ago and is more focused on his new wife (Keri Russell) and family. And then, there’s Goat Man (David Duchovny), the goat-herding sage who has lived in their pool house since Ellis was a child, teaching him the meaning of expanding one’s mind. At the film’s press day, actor David Duchovny spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how he approached the role of Goat Man, what interested him about the unique character, how he came to the specific look, »
- Christina Radish
When it comes to television, "The X-Files" was an amazing show. When it comes to the big screen, the movies based on that show fall flatter than a flaccid ninety-year-old with an empty bottle of Viagra. Especially the last one. Could another right those wrongs?
Collider recently caught up with star David Duchovny, who had this to say about the possibility of a third film...
"One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness," Duchovny tells the site. "It was about possibility. It wasn’t about closure. It just couldn’t be. There is no such thing as that story ever ending. Those characters are forever searching. That’s what they do. Even if we’re not watching them, they’re out there, in some dimension. Mulder and Scully are still doing their thing ‘cause that’s their nature."
He continues, "I would love to do another film, or more. »
- Uncle Creepy
Now I should probably re-watch The X-Files and The X-Files: I Want To Believe, but from judging from memory, I’m of the opinion that both of these X-Files feature films were not nearly as bad as everyone seems to regard them. In fact, I might even argue that they were pretty good, just as stand-alone movies totally detached from the beloved series. I should point out that I’ve never owned the X-Files on home video, so you probably wouldn’t call me a die-hard fan, but it was a kind of ritual watching the series every Friday night at 9:00 in the 90s, before it was moved to Sunday (which is when I started to tune out).
After years of playing spooky Agent Fox Mulder on TV's "The X-Files" and in two big-screen "X-Files" movies, it's only natural that David Duchovny wants to lighten the mood a little bit. The 52-year-old actor won a Golden Globe for his hilarious role as troubled novelist and unrepentant ladies' man Hank Moody on Showtime's "Californication," the sixth season of which is scheduled to air in January. Now Duchovny appears on the big screen in the quirky comedy "Goats" as Goat Man — a chill, perma-stoned wild man of the desert who has inadvertently become the father figure to the son (Graham Phillips) of the hippie (Vera Farmiga) whose garden he's been tending for years.
We sat down with Duchovny as he waxed philosophical about nature vs. technology, the legalization of marijuana, the future of "The X-Files" and why getting to play guitar with Marilyn Manson was a high point of his life. »
- Robert DeSalvo
It's been four years since The X-Files: I Want To Believe arrived to a muted response from fans and critics alike, but star David Duchovny hasn't given up on the venerable sci-fi franchise, and has even been discussing the possibility of a third feature film. "That book doesn’t close until somebody dies, really," said Duchovny of the possibility of a return. "One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness. It was about possibility. It wasn’t about closure. It just couldn’t be. There is no such thing...
- George Wales
David Duchovny has stated that he would love to film another X-Files movie. The actor has reprised his role as Fox Mulder in two big-screen spinoffs from the series - 1998's The X-Files and 2008's The X-Files: I Want To Believe - but the latter received largely negative response from fans and critics alike. However, Duchovny confirmed to Collider that he, along with his co-stars, would be keen to continue the film series with a third instalment. "That book doesn't close until somebody dies, really," he said. "One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness. It was about possibility. It wasn't about closure. It just couldn't be. There is no such thing as that story ever ending. "Those characters are forever searching. That's what they do. Even if we're not watching them, they're (more) »
- By Emma Dibdin
Earlier today, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Duchovny at the members-only Soho House in West Hollywood to chat about his indie feature Goats. In the comedy, he plays Goat Man, a goat-herding sage who has lived with Ellis (Graham Phillips) and his New Age hippie mother (Vera Farmiga) since Ellis was a child, teaching him the meaning of expanding one’s mind. While we will run the full interview tomorrow, we did want to share what Duchovny had to say about the possibility of a third The X-Files movie, especially after what writer/producer Frank Spotnitz told me about it a week ago. Clearly up for it, he said that he doesn’t understand why Fox isn’t more enthusiastic to get it going, when it’s a homegrown action franchise that they own, and he talked about where he thinks the second film went wrong. »
- Christina Radish
The X Files exec Frank Spotnitz has admitted that he still wants a third movie to be made. Two films based on the Fox drama were released in 1998 and 2008, but plans for a third cinematic version were put on hold when The X Files: I Want to Believe struggled at the box office. "The second movie did not perform the way anybody wanted it to," Spotnitz admitted to Collider. "I'm proud of that movie, but it makes sense to me that it didn't [do well]. "It was released at the height of summer, and it was a story-of-the-week. That's not what the movie-going audience wanted. The movie-going audience wanted the aliens. That's what they know The X-Files for." Spotnitz - who worked on the original (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
The X-Files writer/producer Frank Spotnitz has created the compelling eight-episode international espionage series Hunted for Cinemax, to premiere on October 26th. The story follows Sam Hunter (Melissa George), a skilled operative for Byzantium, a secretive private firm involved in global intelligence and espionage, that may have personally been responsible for orchestrating an attempt on her life, leaving her with no idea who to trust. While at the TCA Press Tour, Collider spoke to Frank Spotnitz for this exclusive interview. We will run what he had to say about that series closer to its premiere, but we did want to share what his comments about whether he still wants to do a third The X-Files movie, why it would be a cultural crime not to finish the series, how it would need to happen pretty soon, and what he’s most happy about when he looks back at his work on the series and movies. »
- Christina Radish
Sequels have a bad reputation. And, at a time when further instalments are announced before the release of their predecessors, when franchises are resurrected long after they have ceased to be relevant and prequels somehow manage to ruin lives, it’s not exactly difficult to see why.
But while the near misses and false starts have been well documented (did you know that a script was written for a Se7en follow up called Ei8ht? And that it would have seen a returning Morgan Freeman solve crimes with his newfangled psychic powers? Of course you did), markedly less attention has been directed at the sequels that really should have been.
Indeed, with the recent reports that the cast of Kick-Ass are being approached in connection with the planned second instalment (to start filming this summer for a 2013 release), marking possibly the biggest step forward for the project since Mark Miller »
- Steven Neish
Whether they’re male or female, old or young, they’ve illuminated some classic movies. Here’s our top 50 list of sci-fi heroes and heroines…
On the face of it, compiling a list of truly great sci-fi protagonists should be easy. Pick a load of familiar names from a hat, write some breathlessly adoring drivel beneath them, and head off to the pub to reward a job well done.
Except it was never going to be as simple as that – and compiling lists seldom is. For every character making an appearance in the list below, there were at least two other possible candidates who didn't quite make the cut. Some sci-fi heroes were removed, then quickly reinstated. The order was jiggled around, then reordered again.
At one point, your humble writer realised there were more than 50 entries, and then had the unenviable task of hunting back through to decide which poor soul to eliminate. »
X-Files producer Frank Spotnitz has revealed that he is pushing for a third film to be made. The sci-fi franchise, which released its second feature The X-Files: I Want To Believe in June 2008, has long been rumoured to be planning a final big screen installment. While X-Files stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny have both expressed support for a third film, no concrete plans had previously been made. However, in an interview with Sciencefiction.com, Spotnitz expressed his hopes that the project would soon be underway. "There is a very active and relentless fan campaign for a last (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
The X-Files producer and writer Frank Spotnitz was recently interviewed by Screen Daily about his latest UK series, Hunter (starring Melissa George). Naturally, he was asked about the possibility of another X-Files film - not so much a follow-up to 2008's The X-Files: I Want to Believe, but a story that would pick up where The X-Files: Fight the Future left off. Here is what he had to say...
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20th Century Fox has opted not to go forward with a film based on the series "24" says the trades and Deadline.
Fox reportedly wasn’t convinced that there was enough time to complete the film before Sutherland had to go back to work on "Touch".
Similarly there were disputes over budget - Fox wanted to spend $30 million, producer Imagine Entertainment wanted $50-60 million.
It's uncertain now if Fox will continue working on the film to have it ready in time for Sutherland’s next hiatus. Though both sides are open to compromise, »
- Garth Franklin
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