Fox Still Wants to Believe in a 3rd X-FILES Movie

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The truth is out there…on the web. And that truth is that a third outing for FBI agents Mulder and Scully may be in the pipe over at Fox. The news comes from Scully herself, Gillian Anderson, in a recent interview where she revealed that not only would she be up for playing the role she’s inhabited for over a decade in a new film, but that the project has some forward momentum and that the studio is eyeing a 2012 release date. To learn more about aliens, ghosts, and reboots, hit the jump.

x-files_mulder_scully_david_duchovny_gillian_anderson_01.jpgAnderson confirms in her interview at foreign movie site, Dnevnik, that she would love to play Scully again in the new film being planned by Fox, but it’s Bloody Disgusting who came up with the news that the studio is planning a possible reboot to the “X-Files” franchise. While nothing is 100%, it’s easy to see why this move would be considered in the current Hollywood climate where remake and reboot are the name of the game. And with the box office pull of “X Files: I Want to Believe”, another flick was pretty much a given.

What would a reboot entail? Beside the obvious things that come to mind, like retconing Mulder and Scully’s marriage and kid, I would imagine we could get a story that’s in continuity with the series, but not necessarily a sequel to the other two movies and not an origin story for the series either. Then again, this is all speculation on my part as a huge fan of the series and a tragic victim of the first two flicks. Yeah, I know they have their fans, I’m just not one of ‘em. Still, like a kid that keeps touching an electric fly swatter, I’m up for another “X-Files” movie that presents the opportunity to side step some of the denser continuity of the series canon and get a story that falls more in line with the feeling of the series. As long as there are actual supernatural forces this time and not just Scottish comedians bleeding out their eyes.




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  • InfiniteMonkey

    It better not be like that last one they pumped out because I don’t know what you call that but I know it wasn’t X-Files. Its was complete utter shite! It’s like they were all smoking crack and just having cookies all around and swimming in repugnant virus infested goo. LOL!!!!!!

  • InfiniteMonkey

    It better not be like that last one they pumped out because I don’t know what you call that but I know it wasn’t X-Files. Its was complete utter shite! It’s like they were all smoking crack and just having cookies all around and swimming in repugnant virus infested goo. LOL!!!!!!

  • Matt

    That first X-Files flick kicked ass.

  • Matt

    That first X-Files flick kicked ass.

  • Ryan

    2012 would be PERFECT for a release of another X-Files movie. What I would do is bring back the other team of agents (Yeah they weren’t great but pretending they didn’t exist is childish), and Skinner full time.

    The year of 2012 is when Smoking Man said the aliens were coming. Make this 3rd film all about stopping an alien invasion nobody believes is coming. All 4 X-Files agents team up and fight back and investigate. It doesn’t need to be complicated to where people who didn’t follow the convuluted TV show plot can’t understand.

    Because let’s face it, if you release an X-Files film in 2012 without doing that story, the fans will hate you. Give it a better ending too. One that could clearly be seen as the series finale ending we should have had a deade prior. That way if there are no more films, the fans are happy. If it is successful, have more films where Mulder and Scully go off and investigate creppy things like, (are we paying attention Mr. Carter and Mr. Spotnitz?) MONSTERS! MUTANTS! The things people liked on the old show! Posessed towns! I don’t know! Something better than a cliche of homosexuality and talk of pedophelia.

  • Ryan

    2012 would be PERFECT for a release of another X-Files movie. What I would do is bring back the other team of agents (Yeah they weren’t great but pretending they didn’t exist is childish), and Skinner full time.

    The year of 2012 is when Smoking Man said the aliens were coming. Make this 3rd film all about stopping an alien invasion nobody believes is coming. All 4 X-Files agents team up and fight back and investigate. It doesn’t need to be complicated to where people who didn’t follow the convuluted TV show plot can’t understand.

    Because let’s face it, if you release an X-Files film in 2012 without doing that story, the fans will hate you. Give it a better ending too. One that could clearly be seen as the series finale ending we should have had a deade prior. That way if there are no more films, the fans are happy. If it is successful, have more films where Mulder and Scully go off and investigate creppy things like, (are we paying attention Mr. Carter and Mr. Spotnitz?) MONSTERS! MUTANTS! The things people liked on the old show! Posessed towns! I don’t know! Something better than a cliche of homosexuality and talk of pedophelia.

  • couchptt

    X Files: I Want to Believe had no box office pull. It had box office PROMISE and then it made only $20 million… in over two months.

  • couchptt

    X Files: I Want to Believe had no box office pull. It had box office PROMISE and then it made only $20 million… in over two months.

  • truth serum

    “X-Files, Fight the Future” was pretty awesome but “I want to believe” was beyond lame.

    Like the poster above I would also like to see a film that included (but is not dominated by) the cast from later in the series, Robert Patrick really did hold his own after Duchovny went by the wayside.

    TI think the problem with the last film was that Chris Carter was so concerned about budget constraints that he couldn’t help himself from thinking small as far as scripts go.

    But even if he doesn’t have a big budget he can still have a big concept for the next one.

  • truth serum

    “X-Files, Fight the Future” was pretty awesome but “I want to believe” was beyond lame.

    Like the poster above I would also like to see a film that included (but is not dominated by) the cast from later in the series, Robert Patrick really did hold his own after Duchovny went by the wayside.

    TI think the problem with the last film was that Chris Carter was so concerned about budget constraints that he couldn’t help himself from thinking small as far as scripts go.

    But even if he doesn’t have a big budget he can still have a big concept for the next one.

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