X-Files 2 Movie Mysteries And Consipiricies

Published 7 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2013 at 9:36 am,

X Files Logo2 X Files 2 Movie Mysteries And ConsipiriciesThere are quite a few pieces of X-Files news floating around, so it’s time for a movie update.

First up, the so-called X-Files 2 spoiler picture that I showed you previously is now supposed to be a fake. Movieweb is reporting that it was nothing more than a smokescreen to prevent folks like me from divulging too much plot information.

I’m man enough to admit that I got carried away. It was the werewolf aspect that really got my juices flowing. However, with the recent spate of Wolfman stories that I’ve covered, I can now honestly say that my werewolf itch has been scratched.

However, maybe it’s a double bluff and the film really does involve werewolves. Or maybe I’ve been watching too many Oliver Stone films. We will have to wait and see.

There’s also some good news for fans of the show: X-Files News is reporting that the film will have a presence at the Fangoria horror convention this June and that Mitch Pileggi will be returning to role of Assistant Director Walter Skinner in the new film. This information was gleaned from yet another leaked call-sheet.

This is were I get very suspicious: There seem to be too many leaked call sheets floating around from this production, which means one of two things:

1. Somebody is very bad at their job and they can’t keep these things away from prying eyes.

2. Somebody is very good at their job and they keep passing out phony call-sheets to spread even more disinformation.

X-Files News is also reporting that the budget for the new film is $35 million and that pre-production started in August, and not November as originally believed.

So what does all this mean?

It means that X-Files 2 isn’t a product of the strike, and that the film’s long gestation period had come to a natural conclusion. It would appear that this isn’t a slap-dash film, so we should have a well crafted script and not something that was knocked together to fit a release date (but we all know that Fox wouldn’t do that, cough X-Men 3 cough).

The $35 million budget is also quite low, which would indicate that the film could be very light on special effects, or that the film got a bargain quote form a special effects house. Beat that Industrial Light and Magic!

At least The X-Files is living up to its conspiracy background. It’s difficult to uncover and we don’t know who to believe. One thing is for sure, the truth is out there, and I intend to discover what it is.

X-Files 2 is scheduled to open on July 25th, 2008.

Sources: X-Files News and Movieweb

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  1. Niall I believe that Chris Carter had the script written a long time ago. The looming WGA strike did incourage FOX to green light this project.
    Glad Wolfy is hopefully not going to show up in this film. (Really don’t care for Wolfman)
    Concerning the budget at 35mill that seems incredibly low for a X-files film and I’m pretty skeptical on that figure. Marketing alone will be around 10 mil. Actors salery another 20+mil. 5 mill left for production and fx.
    Naw don’t see how that’s possible.
    The budget on this should at least be. somewhere around 50 mil.
    I’m sure more info will leak out on this. And it is the X-files so I can see Chris Carter pulling together online disinfo conspiracies to confuse us.

    If that first photo was bunk then, we have to assume were being mislead on this project.

  2. The $35 million budget does seem quite low, but The X-Files isn’t as “hot” a franchise as it used to be, so Fox might be aiming for a low budget to get as much profit as possible.
    Budgets are a strange thing in Hollywood- studios tend to either low-ball or high-ball quotes- depending on marketing and buzz.
    Also, they could be shooting from the hip TV style- so that could be keeping the budget down.
    I’m hoping that there is very little FX and that we get a good mature thriller.


  3. Steve,

    I thought that when it was reported that “such and such movie has a budget of $150MM” that didn’t include marketing costs, but was just the cost of production.


  4. Sorry Vic, Yes the marketing is usually picked up by the studio that’s distributing the film.
    I don’t know why I said that?
    That was a mistake on my part.
    Still I think this budget figure is going to go up from 35 mil.

  5. I just hope that this movie captures the spirit of what was one of my favorite TV shows for many, many years.

    The $35 mil does seem low, but with all the disinformation it could be $135 mil and we wouldn’t know it.