The Hero Complex Film Festival always manages to put together a great line-up with fantastic speakers, and 2013 is going to be no different. The L.A. Times has sent out a press release announcing that this year’s Hero Complex Film Festival will celebrate horror and sci-fi by screening films from and talking to John Carpenter, Frank Darabont, Chris Carter, Roland Emmerich, and Guillermo del Toro. There will be showings of Halloween, They Live, The Mist, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, and Independence Day. Also, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the X-Files, the film festival will show three of the series’ best episodes uncut: “Pilot”, “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”, and “Jose Chung’s from Outer Space”.
Hit the jump for the full press release. The 2013 Hero Complex Film Festival runs from May 10 – 12th.
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, what it was like to experience a goat trek, the challenges of working with real goats, and the difference in playing one character over a long period of time, like he does on Californication, versus a finite time with film. He also talked about his interest in doing a third The X-Files film, and where he thinks the second film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, went wrong. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
He’s remained mostly off the grid since The X-Files was on the air (aside from the two feature film adaptations that happened 10 years apart), but now series creator Chris Carter is coming back to television with a new show. THR has word that Carter is writing and executive producing a mystery police thriller called Unique with a female lead character and supernatural elements. The project is set up at Media Rights Capital, but no network is involved yet. It remains to be seen if Carter can rake in the same number of fans who tuned into the popular sci-fi series which aired on Fox from 1993 to 2002 (especially since the 2008 sequel film The X-Files: I Want to Believe was truly a disappointment on almost every level), but I’m sure networks will be paying attention since Carter has been in demand despite being off the radar.
I think it’s terrific that David Duchovny is so excited to do another “X-Files” movie despite the quality and non-existent box office of 2008′s “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”. I think it’s hilarious that when the show was still on the air, Duchovny couldn’t get away fast enough and had his ass abducted off the show. But now, as he’s done before, Duchovny is cheerleading another “X-Files” movie. Hit the jump to have the conspiracy go eat itself.
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.