David Duchovny Says Script is Underway for THE X-FILES 3

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According to an interview with David Duchovny published in France’s TVMag today, a script for a new X-Files movie is “in the process of being written.”  Who knows where in that process this is, but it’s good news that progress might be happening since the second film The X-Files: I Want to Believe underperformed pretty badly and a sequel didn’t seem too certain.  Hit the jump for quotes from Duchovny’s interview and my thoughts.

Update: David Duchovny’s publicist has contacted us.  She says while Duchovny did an interview with TVMag, what he said was lost in translation.  Basically, there is no movement on X-Files 3 right now.  Hit the jump for the original story.

Duchovny told TVMag:

“It is in the process of being written. One awaits just the green light from Fox, a little disappointed from the relatively poor reception of the second film.” (The film grossed $20.8 million.) “The error comes, in my opinion, that the authors strayed too far from the roots of the series. Moreover, the film was released in the summer. The third will be much closer to what the public expects, with government conspiracies, etc.”

If they’re going that route, making the movie about alien colonization in 2012 seems like a likely choice, since that was the one thing that happened in the series finale that wasn’t lame.  I’d like to see how the conspiracy stuff would play out since Cigarette Smoking Man is apparently dead, the FBI is now staffed by the likes of Xzibit, the Lone Gunmen are dead, and Mulder (Gillian Anderson) is basically a hobo in hiding who spends his days cutting newspapers and growing a terrible beard.  Don’t get your hopes up, but it would be awesome if this movie actually happened and was legitimately great.

via xfilesnews and Collider reader Bill Maxwell.




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  • Anonymous

    Definitely hoping this is true.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely hoping this is true!

  • http://twitter.com/will1138 Will Halley

    I hope this is true, The X-Files needs to go out on a stronger note.

  • http://headbanger24.wordpress.com headbanger24

    the x-files need the be redeemed by a decent final movie

    • Queg

      It had 6 seasons and 2 movies to go out on a strong note. Not sure its possible anymore.

  • An Anonymous Mouse

    xfilesnews is a fan site that grasps at the smallest of straws. Finding a quote in a random French publication that is most likely a rehash of an old interview somewhere else is an example of this.

    In other words, neither source is exactly reliable and this really isn’t news.

    • Queg

      I want to believe this can happen.

  • InfiniteMonkey

    Yeah, what they all said, hoping this…is…true…seriously.

    If it does happen, who says this has to be the last one. There should always be X-Files out there, even if it happens only every 5,6,7,8,9 or 10 years. Given to proper writers, this could continue for a very long time. They just need to get the proper writers.

  • Ryan

    And I vote bring back Robert Patrick and Anabeth Gish. One or both could even die. Bring some emotional stuff to the film. I thought they did fine. This could be the series finale everybody will have waited an extra decade for!

  • Katydid82884

    I would like to see many original cast membes back for the new movie. Also Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish. It would be great if this movie centered around the alien invasion talked about in the series finale. Also if we could see Mulder and Scully’s son that would be a nice twist since most people consider him to be written out of the series. He could have been found by the alien colonists and Mulder and Scully would have to go save him after his adopted parents are killed. He would be abou eight now and probably wouldn’t know he was adopted. This sequel has the potential to be great!

  • http://twitter.com/grapenutsrbt Jim Goff

    The only good thing about that last movie was David Duchovny’s beard; and then he shaved it after his first scene. Lame.

    • http://twitter.com/laura__kelley Laura Kelley

      I loved that beard. But for me the best part was his ineffectual “hey! stop!” to the doctor that had that girl in the ice. Mulder fail.

  • rboticon

    i DO believe! The X-Files is one of the best sci-fi shows ever (behind only Star Trek:NG and Battlestar Galactica), and Duchovny and Anderson have some of the best on-film chemistries and action.
    if they stick to what they know, they can definitely breathe some new life into this fledging franchise.

  • God

    “and Mulder (Gillian Anderson) is basically a hobo in hiding”

    Say what?

  • Dogg

    But…they blew up Gillian Anderson for insufficient tree huggery.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgG1SMo1oTw

    After throwing her name behind that bit of nasty, fascist BS, she’s dead to me.

  • Dogg

    But…they blew up Gillian Anderson for insufficient tree huggery.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgG1SMo1oTw

    After throwing her name behind that bit of nasty, fascist BS, she’s dead to me.

  • nNark

    At the press events for the last movie, they already all but made it clear that an X-Files film to tie in to 2012 was desirable and intended. Not news, for sure.

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  • Alex

    They need to keep the x-file flame alive, so in say ten -15 years they can reboot the series.

    • Devaleena

      better yet do it sooner :) :D no really…i mean it

  • Devaleena

    this comment is simply for David’s info-one of my Xphile friends on fb says they are moving to Antarctica. WELL!! I am gonna go dance in Antarctica..Happiness thy come> May God Bless us Xphiles and THE X FILES forever with Truth, love n joy and everyother good thing posssible. Pray God Blesses us with his/her true blessings forever

  • Devaleena

    this comment is simply for David’s info-one of my Xphile friends on fb says they are moving to Antarctica. WELL!! I am gonna go dance in Antarctica..Happiness thy come> May God Bless us Xphiles and THE X FILES forever with Truth, love n joy and everyother good thing posssible. Pray God Blesses us with his/her true blessings forever

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  • Gogreennot

    HELL YEAH. This was always CC’s gameplan, and for that, I forgive him re: 2nd shit-ass movie. This will be one motherload of a movie.

    • JC

      CC had no gameplan. He was making up as he went along.

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    At this point, who cares anymore?

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    I want to believe too!

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