X-Files 2 to come out 2008, says Duchovny

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xfiles sm X Files 2 to come out 2008, says DuchovnyDavid Duchovny says that the second X-Files movie will go into production soon for a release next year, Gillian Anderson is onboard, series creator Chris Carter is co-writing, along with popular writer/producer Frank Spotnitz (who was doing the cancelled, but in my opinion cool Night Stalker TV revamp in 2005), and directing.

So, what do I think?

Before I answer, here’s a little background on The X-Files and I. I watched The X-Files on occasion, with my best friend and fellow scifi geek Alex (he watched almost every episode), and always enjoyed it. I guess when they moved to L.A. I kinda fell out of watching it occasionally, but for me, bringing in the T-1000 (Robert Patrick) breathed a little bit of new life into it. And, yes, I stand by that comment. Oh, and I read a lot of the tie-in books, including Ruins and Whirlwind, and enjoyed the movie, especially when I re-watched it about a month ago one night. And it made more sense, as I had been watching some of the episodes over the last few years.

Anyway, around January 2003, about a year after the cancellation, I saw the pilot and second episode of season 1. I was so hooked, I went out and bought the first season on DVD, which I believe is one of the first TV series to ever have a full season go to DVD, and got back into it. I have most of the seasons and when I can, I watch the episodes in order. I think you can get the slim cases for around $30 to $35 on most popular retail sites.

So, after that little bit of background, am I excited about The X-Files movie part 2? You bet! It’ll have been 10 years since the slickly Rob Bowman-directed first film, and I think we need a new movie. I can’t wait to get back into the world of Mulder and Scully, along with the scifi/horror themes. I also think X-Files brought more of a film-style sensibility to television series, so I say bring it on! Besides, I think enough time has past since the show ended, the last season came out on DVD, the video game’s release on PS2 and so on. It’s time!

Of course, I’d love to hear what everyone thinks, especially Vic, who has strong opinions about any new X-Files things (TV shows, movies or whatever).

Source: Ain’t It Cool News

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  1. I stopped watching before Robert Patrick came on board, but I’ll always be prejudiced against this show for the feeling that Chris Carter jerked the loyal viewers around and didn’t really have the whole story mapped out and just kept throwing one twist and turn after another to cover that fact.

    I can tell you that if the movie ever DOES come out, I won’t be the one reviewing it because I couldn’t care less about it.


  2. Good points, Chris. I always felt that ANY of these mythology-based shows probably aren’t completely mapped out. If so, that leaves quite a lot of originality, new ideas, etc., unless they factor it in.


  3. Who is Chris? ;-)


  4. I was thinking of you and wrote Chris, as in, Chris Carter! SORRY!


  5. Alieni dapperutto: spoiler su Indy 4 e news su X-Files 2

    David Duchovny, uno dei due protagonisti di X-Files, ha dichiarato che nel 2008 inizierà la produzione del secondo episodio cinematografico della celeberrima serie tv. Nel cast è garantita la presenza di Gillian Anderson (ovviamente nei …

  6. Honestly FOX ruined the show more than CC did. And FOX has been the thing holding up the movie all these years.

    And yes, I am excited about the notion of XF2. The fandom is still very present and active and we have been waiting for a long time. There’s plenty of people happy to see this happen and really – don’t you think we should be rewarded for staying loyal and devoted? What is anything without fans?

    But I do have my reservations. It’s going to be a standalone, a monster-of-the-week. And I agree that it has to be. DD has said they’re going to make it *really scary*. And I just am worried that it’s going to try to be so scary (to keep up with the crappy scary movies people see in theaters these days) that it will be cheesy scary. The X-Files does not really scare me. Sure, it has its creepy points, but I love the drama, story, and action. I certainly hope it’s not bad. As long as I like it, I will be happy. You can bet I will be seeing it at midnight. But of course I do hope that it does not tank.

    As for whether I believe this or not…Well, we have had murmurings from DD for years now about a second film. And it never happens. But this is of course the most DD has ever said: He actually said the script was finished. Now, I have heard a lot of stuff about CC and FS *working* on the script, but to say that it’s done? That’s pretty big. And he hopes to read it this week.

    The timetable he mentions (November filming, summer of 2008 release) sounds fantastic. But I am skeptical about that.

    As said in Season Three’s “Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space,’” I brazenly declare: Seeing is believing.

    My background information > I have seen every episode of The X-Files multiple times. I own Seasons 1-8 (I will eventually get S9) in the slim packs, which I love, and the movie on DVD. I have over 20 VHS tapes, completely filled, from the days when I recorded the original airings and syndication off of TV. I have a few books, several comics, Fight the Future action figures, etc. I watch this show almost everyday. I have gotten two friends into it and my oldest sister back into it. I am an administrator of a very active XF forum.

    And I am only 15 :) (I began watching the show when I was 5 years old)

  7. ´hello – i think that another film now will be great, and i don’t really care if it is a stand-alone movie or connected to the mythology epidodes. However, a XF3 is imperative before 2012 (you now: the end of the word!)
    By the way: i’m 24 years old and I’ve bought the 9 seasons’ DVDs – i what them ocasionally! see you

  8. Here’s my thing…

    I think that a new movie is a good idea… especially considering how wide open the last show left everything… and I don’t necessarily think it’s all bad to focus on Scully and Mulder… but if it’s not based on the convoluted mythology and just a monster-of-the-week style movie… I don’t think so. I’m not interested in that as a two hour monster movie that belittles Mulder and Scully into a Jeepers Creepers script… there’s enough of those movies out there.

    to me, it would just be a slap in the face of what we WANT from the X-Files… and to me, that’s an alien conspiracy story… that’s what drew me into the pilot; that’s what would draw me in now. And they have a huge history to draw upon for a fantastic story so long as they are making it for the fans and not the money. Besides, scully and mulder not being with the FBI anymore, what the hell business do they even have hunting monsters anyway?

    They have 4 years to stitch together the pieces of this mythology according to the timetable… they aren’t bound to the FBI anymore… I’d like to see everyone run with that plot…

    even more than that… and I know this is blasphemy to some X-Philes out there… but I think Robert Patrick was a wonderful step forward with the show, it was a fresh perspective that hadn’t been jaded by years of successes and failures that we watched mulder and scully endure… he’s one of my favorite characters from the show and I’ve been watching since day 1… I’d like to see a Season 10 launch from this second movie, with patrick and gish at the helm with AD skinner… and gillian and david only making a few episode appearances with the mythology based episodes… save them for movies that work on bringing this mythology time line to a close because this has been their burden since the pilot…

    but not just some random season… they have the opportunity right now to sit down and write out an entire seasons worth of episodes with absolutely no pressure, and do their homework on their own material and make a quality 10th comeback season instead of riding the seat of their pants on episode writing like they did before. If the writing was that amazing off the cuff, I would really like to see what they could do if they actually had an opportunity to think more in depth about what they were doing.

    Basically, I think the fan base is still there and I think there would be a great response to a well written movie and even better to a thought out season if given half a chance.

  9. brovi says:



    [Reality lies behind the camera not in front.]


    The upcoming movie ‘X-Files 2′ hype was thrown out to the somewhat excited San Francisco fans at the WonderCon 2008 event last week. Notably, Gillian Anderson was in true Anderson form. Resistance.

    The ‘horse and pony act’ opened with Spotnitz as the first to be introduced. He then entered from stage left. Carter’s introduction came next. He then made his entrance. Both uneventfully took their seats side by side at the end of a long table which stretched the length of the stage, facing the Sci-fi audience. The noisy room jumped to being more rowdy and steady with moderate applause and shout-outs.

    Anderson then suddenly took the stage without being announced and it was clear that it wasn’t by accident. She refused to be heeled onto the stage. The house exploded into riotous appreciation. In the deafening confusion Duchvony hastily slipped onto the stage at a half run coming up from behind her. The roaring crowd then noticeably muted ever so slightly a notch or two. Anderson’s stride across the stage was relaxed with calm radiance looking neither left nor right and she seemed almost oblivious to the malay going on around her. Noticing the drop in the sound level she whipped a sharp glance over her shoulder, almost flinching at Duchvony’s rushing in on her unexpectedly.

    A bit startled but not surprised, in a spontaneous split second an expression snapped across her face in the direction of his feet. She was less than amused. Simultaneously she remained unruffled, and gracious to a point, just short of striking out in reflex. The stalking Californication celebrity looked done in and unkempt while taking his questionable fill of her thunder. Duchvony pretended not to notice as he found his way to his chair and nervously gaged the room while mechanically acting his jacket onto the back of his chair.

    His ‘grasping at straws’ entrance correlates famously and congruently with his kind of professional ethics. This could be the sum of his inner working dynamics with Anderson as a whole then and now, a microcosm or summation of their decade old rift; a palpably weird and tense moment. His ‘X-Files 2′ stage debut was an embarrassing and blatantly awkward moment, tripping them both up. It immediately brought back 2002 flashbacks of Duchovny’s past intolerable uneasiness with Anderson’s popularity overshadowing his own, his then demanding higher pay, and then his exiting from the TV X-Files first (knowing she wisely had resigned.) Not much has changed between GA & DD.

    As a prelude to the panel event: For those who may not know, old Hollywood has stalked and threatened Anderson with this project for years. Consequently throughout the panel discussions Anderson displayed a near morose demeanor and tone. She mixed it up with an occasional pouty lip of pointed displeasure. She at one point interjected a show stopping (literally) comment relating to them wanting to fire her during the X-Files TV series. More importantly, her absolute refrain from ever endorsing the movie spoke volumes.

    This holds true especially for those who are familiar with the facts. Old corp. Hollywood, along with their X-Files projects, has a tarnished and documented history. It’s extremely oppressive. There’s no love lost between them and Anderson. This coincides with the hostilities injected and lack of support from coworkers on the set of the TV X-Files, in Anderson’s fight against departmental injustices relating to women’s rights for working mothers. All the boys on the WonderCon 2008 ‘X-Files 2′ panel showed the world precisely were they stood (or rather sat) in 2002 when Gillian Anderson stood up for herself, more importantly for her first newborn child and for women’s rights.

    Taking the bizarre further, corp. Hollywood’s suspiciously handpicked members [or should we say paid actors] of the audience and/or questions stunk of methodical foul play. On average, Carter and old Hollywood’s ‘X-Files 2′ marketing voice and promoter Duchvony received the sophisticated beautifully scripted glorifying questions. Anderson got the star-struck fan on behavioral meds spewing garble.
    IN EXAMPLE (to paraphrase):

    ‘David haven’t you almost got your Doctorate Degree and you’re famous. Tell us how you do it! Can you please give us your secret?’

    ‘Gillian I’ve watched you since I was three …garble, garble …and X-Files series …garble, garble …I wuvvy you …goobby, wooby, oobby! …ooh!’

    The entire ‘X-Files 2′ broken WonderCon panel affair [Spotnitz, Carter, Anderson and Duchvony] was captured on video and spread widely on the internet.

    The unedited full version revealed such a truthful state of affairs indeed. It highly emphasized the reality that this group is so sadly lacking in mutual comradery and continuity that the video immediately disappeared off the net. “Sorry video no longer available” started popping up everywhere and rightly so [it's no longer to be found.]

    This WonderCon panel’s dirty laundry of bygone X-Files days captured digitally said it all. No amount of minute Hollywood office congeniality and/or smiles, backhanded jesting (mostly directed at GA by DD to include an oral copulation jab), or poses for the still shot could ever hope to mask the disjointed lameness of this forced gathering of people.

    The WonderCon panel video was killed within 24 hrs and replaced with a flood of -the same- half dozen giant beautiful photos showing friendly smiles now plastered all over the net.

    These smiley-face mili-seconds caught digitally were carefully chosen and constructed as ‘real time’ to misrepresent the truth of the moment and paint a facade of solidarity and success. Not even the trick photography of old Hollywood can put that wonderland back together again. Overall this ‘X-Files 2′ group of broken pieces was an example of forced association at its best.

    There’s little doubt that this ‘X-Files 2′ movie sequel has all the indicators of cheap graphics, a lot of Connolly and Peet, a little of Duchovny and just a hint of substance, Anderson. Oh, and a substantial amount of public rip off.$ It should give old Hollywood some travel money though, for about a year. Old corp. Hollywood is done in Hollywood CA and it seems they’re heading to Africa.

    As the biggest diamond merchants in the world, their top executives are already setup in Africa’s diamond fields, trying to get us into another fine mess no doubt. We can only hope that the general public won’t be interested in supplying a war in Africa so these giant corp. conglomerates can capture their blood diamond market like they captured society’s arts/media (resulting in today’s arts/media monopoly iron curtain.)