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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:49 am
Latino Review wrote:Updated: David Duchovny Did Not Confirm Any Script for 'X-Files 3'

Something was lost in translation.

LatinoReview was in contact with David Duchovny’s public relations representative and she said the interview was simply misconstrued on France’s TVMag about a possible “X-Files 3” film.

She said Duchovny is not aware of any working script for “X-Files 3.”

In addition, she clarified to LatinoReview that Duchovny actually said he would not mind working on another X-Files film and with actress Gillian Anderson again. And he was very proud of the previous two X-Files films.

It was previously reported that Duchovny said an X-Files 3 script was in the works and the second film strayed too far from the roots of the series. The interview in France’s TVMag was not a fake interview, but the French reporter misunderstood on what David Duchovny said to her.

Gig Patta’s Take: Guess it’s just wishful thinking of the X-Files fans. The truth was out there. And we found the truth.

The question remains—would you like to see a third X-Files movie?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:40 pm
Exclusive : What are the chances of an X-Files 3?

For as long as I can remember, I have had one passion. It involves two FBI agents, and their tireless search for ‘the truth’. For years we watched them investigate hundreds of bizarre cases – from liver eating mutants through to alien abductions and super soldiers.

For those familiar with ”The X-Files” mythology – Series creator Chris Carter’s finale ‘The Truth’ provided a pathway and a date for the final alien invasion that would come with the end of the series movie, which would ultimately finalize the franchise. At a charity event that was held in Los Angeles in July 2011, series creator Mr. Carter expressed his eagerness to complete the project and have it premiere on December 22nd 2012.
This date has since come and gone.

Thousands of fans write to Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz, via his website biglight.com asking him about when ”X-Files 3” is happening. The resounding message that ultimately comes from Mr. Spotnitz contain three words – “Don’t Give Up” (quite often shortened to D.G.U.) which was the recurring mantra of the second feature film ”The X-Files: I Want To Believe” (2008). Speaking with Moviehole, Mr. Spotnitz had the following to say about a third movie, “It took six years after the end of the TV series to get the last X-Files movie made. I hope it won’t be another six years before the next one gets released, but I’ll wait however long it takes.”

The second feature film was thought to be shunned by audiences due to its ‘summer blockbuster’ release alongside ”The Dark Knight”, and also largely because the story didn’t follow the mythology of the series. People were expecting an “end of the world, alien movie” and instead they got a stand alone feature film, which was basically a love letter to the ”X-Files” Fandom.

Largely misunderstood by so many, the film still went on to earn over $64 Million dollars worldwide, which was well over double the cost to produce.

“The last thing I heard from Chris (Carter) was that he was in the process of writing the script.” says Gillian Anderson, speaking to exclusively to Moviehole. “As exciting as that sounds, and it is exciting, the script is the first of 10 million steps. And also, script writing in itself is a dubious process. I, for one, have been working on one for a decade. But Chris is not me and he is used to turning them out and, fingers crossed, he will turn one out that (20th Century) Fox wants to throw millions of dollars into making.”

Furthermore to the question that would the franchises principal actors return for the final installment, Ms. Anderson had a comical response, poking fun at the ‘tabloid rumours’ that circulated around the internet in 2012, “The answer to the next inevitable question is yes, should the latter happen, David (Duchovny) and I (I can answer for him because we live together) would be on board to do it. Given that we haven’t split up by then which would just be plain awkward.”

During promotion of the previous film ”The X-Files: I Want To Believe”, Ms. Anderson told fans to go out and see the last movie at least 10 times via her own website, GillianAnderson.ws – and most fans did just that!

Moreover, don’t discount the various worldwide fandom campaigns that have been conducted by XFilesNews.com, the only fandom website that is officially affiliated with 20th Century Fox. The dedicated fans that run this website have made the studio very aware of the audience presence that is still out there, awaiting closure.
So what is the hold up? The writers, producers, and actors are all on board.

Given an amazing script, the return of the award winning cast, and a superb score via the musical genius Mark Snow, who is responsible for all previous soundtrack work for the show and feature films, I believe that audiences would flock to see how the franchise is wrapped up.

So, what is the likelihood of ”X-Files 3” happening in 2013?
It all comes down to 20th Century Fox.
Don’t give up! We want to believe.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:44 am
As much as I'd love to see a third film, I very much doubt it will ever happen.

It would be great to see a final film go back to the main mythology to show alien colonization. But something like that would require a $50M+ budget and 20th Century Fox wouldn't commission it after the poor performance of IWTB.

Expect a reboot of the show in 10-15 years with new actors. :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:58 am
Joker wrote:Expect a reboot of the show in 10-15 years with new actors. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:41 pm
Joker wrote:As much as I'd love to see a third film, I very much doubt it will ever happen.

It would be great to see a final film go back to the main mythology to show alien colonization. But something like that would require a $50M+ budget and 20th Century Fox wouldn't commission it after the poor performance of IWTB.

Expect a reboot of the show in 10-15 years with new actors. :roll:


Hmm you may be right. Time has kind of left X-Files behind, though it's legacy most certainly lives on in the world of television and even movies to some degree. No lesser example than the show 'Fringe' which just finished up a week or so ago.

What they REALLY need to do, is release the complete series on Blu-Ray - some 40 disk or whatever is needed, set with all 9 seasons, plus the 2 movies for good measure. With all the extras from the DVD releases, plus a few new additions.

I never got around to getting the awesome DVD collectors box sets, which had like 6-7 disks per season, so I'm most definitely up and waiting for the Blu-Ray train. They absolutely know they will still make a motza, once more, once they finally pull their finger out. Maybe it's a process in transferring, keeping or improving the quality on Blu-Ray? Then again, guess they already did that with the DVDs and the X-Files eps were filmed as if they were films, on film or what not, and I doubt too much restoration work needs doing.

Just gets annoying waiting, especially when you see Star Trek TOS and other classic older series starting to be released in mega Blu-Ray sets.

And third movie? Again, maybe the second movie was enough and kind of showed both some of the qualities of the show, but also a bit too much time between. It may be too hard to get those wheels in motion, even FOR the epic Alien Mythology arc. I forget, but the first movie covered that well and the series finale also explored that. Not sure how much ground they could still cover, explore, script wise anyway.

I think there's also that risk, like the series itself suffered, of trying to 'milk the cow' too long. Again, the second movie was ok, but not great, but going a third may be risking it too far. It would have to both be really good and cannon wise, following the series finale and the avenues left open, unexplored there (I can't remember) AND tying those avenues up as best as possible, rather than tangenting and then leaving open for some spin off series, hideous re-boot ideas, or what not. They already tried the Lone Gunmen spin-off and stuff and that was all a long while ago too.

I think it's best to leave well alone, BUT, continue to celebrate and re-examine the pre-existing series through a grand Blu-Ray release.

If Chris Carter or whoever want to do something, do something new ffs, like today's hot producers are all doing like JJ Abrams, Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelhoff and whoever. Create some new series, Sci-Fi, Fantasy or what not, that may blow our socks off. Goodness knows there's a strong market on TV for Sci-Fi, especially at the moment - Look at all the dross and occasional gems, that's been churned out in the US the past few years!

And again, the mainstream taste for Sci-Fi, that's a lingering legacy of the X-Files.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:51 pm
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Hmm you may be right. Time has kind of left X-Files behind, though it's legacy most certainly lives on in the world of television and even movies to some degree. No lesser example than the show 'Fringe' which just finished up a week or so ago.

What they REALLY need to do, is release the complete series on Blu-Ray - some 40 disk or whatever is needed, set with all 9 seasons, plus the 2 movies for good measure. With all the extras from the DVD releases, plus a few new additions.



Im doubting that they will put the series onto bluray

Its just not worth the effort, it costs a lot of money, and the demand isnt there

I hocked off my dvds set a while back (when I could still get top dollar for getting rid of DVDs), the show now lives on one of my external harddrives

The show does kind of live on with the shows which have ripped off and copied the show for its ideas etc

Also David Duchovny still finds work, he works on Californication and Gillian Anderson has found a niche for herself to show up in a movie here and there
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:10 pm
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Cellar Door wrote:
Hmm you may be right. Time has kind of left X-Files behind, though it's legacy most certainly lives on in the world of television and even movies to some degree. No lesser example than the show 'Fringe' which just finished up a week or so ago.

What they REALLY need to do, is release the complete series on Blu-Ray - some 40 disk or whatever is needed, set with all 9 seasons, plus the 2 movies for good measure. With all the extras from the DVD releases, plus a few new additions.



Im doubting that they will put the series onto bluray

Its just not worth the effort, it costs a lot of money, and the demand isnt there


I hocked off my dvds set a while back (when I could still get top dollar for getting rid of DVDs), the show now lives on one of my external harddrives

The show does kind of live on with the shows which have ripped off and copied the show for its ideas etc

Also David Duchovny still finds work, he works on Californication and Gillian Anderson has found a niche for herself to show up in a movie here and there


The more they delay, the more that may be the case. But, if they do soon, then on the contrary, the show will still have life and even those with the DVDs may still get the Blu-Rays, especially with Blu-Ray and HD TV, 3D etc... becoming more and more the main format. There's little question of Blu-Rays and their growing place now, as too the TV and the evolution in resolution and what not there.

If they're keen on making a buck, then it's worth doing this. The generation of X-Files fans are still young-ish adults towards and including Gen Xers. Sure a few may have families now etc... but there is still time to sell tens of millions of these Blu-Ray sets and make more than a buck. They probably made heaps on the DVD releases and again, over time, that's when it accumulates.

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Well, well, guess they may finally be clicking into gear with this? Blogs and talk started coming out November last year, so only a few months ago. Some may dismiss this, BUT, this is a complete change in tune, from when Frank Spotnitz said they weren't visiting Blu-Ray release any time soon and that was back in 2008 - long time since then:

http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/11/20/x-files-finally-coming-to-blu-ray-yes-please.html

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/xfiles-bluray-2013.html

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http://thedigitalbits.com/columns/the-rumor-mill/is-fox-bringing-x-files-to-blu-in-2013

They cite the success of the Star Trek TOS release too. These things matter and help create the groundswell, conditions and well, confidence of those who make these decisions, to do this!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:41 am
Cellar Door wrote:If they're keen on making a buck, then it's worth doing this. The generation of X-Files fans are still young-ish adults towards and including Gen Xers. Sure a few may have families now etc... but there is still time to sell tens of millions of these Blu-Ray sets and make more than a buck. They probably made heaps on the DVD releases and again, over time, that's when it accumulates.



Im not going to enforce the children of future generations to watch the x-files

Its up to them to discover themselves the good stuff the parents of the previous generations liked

Case in point - my awesome taste in music, the kids can listen to Justin Bieber for all I care, but if one of them realises theres more to music than just that bland pre-packaged rubbish, then they are actually a human being to be able to think for themselves

I listened to crap like Bryan Adams and all that growing up too, but my parents listened to real music like Fleetwood Mac, Genesis (the psychedelic trippy Genesis) and I thought those guys were a bunch of old geezers
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:00 pm
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Cellar Door wrote:If they're keen on making a buck, then it's worth doing this. The generation of X-Files fans are still young-ish adults towards and including Gen Xers. Sure a few may have families now etc... but there is still time to sell tens of millions of these Blu-Ray sets and make more than a buck. They probably made heaps on the DVD releases and again, over time, that's when it accumulates.



Im not going to enforce the children of future generations to watch the x-files

Its up to them to discover themselves the good stuff the parents of the previous generations liked

Case in point - my awesome taste in music, the kids can listen to Justin Bieber for all I care, but if one of them realises theres more to music than just that bland pre-packaged rubbish, then they are actually a human being to be able to think for themselves

I listened to crap like Bryan Adams and all that growing up too, but my parents listened to real music like Fleetwood Mac, Genesis (the psychedelic trippy Genesis) and I thought those guys were a bunch of old geezers


No, that's not what I meant to convey by that bold highlighted aside :oops: (Don't worry, I well understand what you mean ;) ) - I was meaning to refer to how the demographic of the show or show's base, potential base, has obviously changed, grown older, since it's 90's hey day/show last aired. And with that there will no doubt be some 'drop off' as people have long since moved on. Presumably, the demo of the X-Files back in the day, were, not unlike myself at the time, teenagers and young adults, quite similar to the demo for shows of similar genre or cult shows today like Lost, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead and what not? Also, the buying power or what not phrase, the 'hunger of consumerism,' tends to be greater in teens or what not, where being older, we may not ALL go see the films in cinemas 10 times in a row or buy all the DVDs, Blu Ray, Games etc... twice over. Or less of us may anyway - FYI I only saw the second film once, in the cinema. Habits change.

SO, being parents or older, many fans or even dare I say, 'former fans,' may not have the ferver, zest, for the franchise they may've in their younger days. That's only natural.

What I'm talking about above actually goes towards your angle - the demand may not quite be there.

But DESPITE these factors, I'd believe the sway is sufficiently strong and the X-Files is still, 'The X-Files,' and there are still legions of us, old and even younger, who will seek out to buy the Blu-Rays to add to our collections or what not. Maybe SOME might watch with families, but again, like those who buy Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Lost in Space, The A-Team, MacGyver, Gilligan's Island or what not, many may not do, but just buy it for the pleasure of their own viewing, nostalgia or what not.

And indeed, it's not over yet, still one of FOX's biggest franchises, seems they may finally be investigating the release of one of their most renowned shows on Blu-Ray, at long last - And when one talks in those terms, it suddenly makes alot of sense.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:01 pm
If there was a reboot, I nominate Jessica Chastain to play the role of Agent Scully

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Unfortunately with David and Gillian still capable of being Mulder and Scully, and Jessica Chastain not that much younger than Gillian, I dont see that happening
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