X-Files 3 Movie Update

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thexfilesmovie1 X Files 3 Movie Update

When The X-Files: I Want To Believe bombed this past summer at the U.S. box office it looked like the end of the sci-fi franchise. However the film has grossed a pretty decent $70 million worldwide off of a modest budget of $30 million, so it is firmly in the column marked profit. All this and the DVD sales haven’t even been factored in yet.

Now Fox head Tim Rothman has stated that he’d be up for a third film in the series, and all that it will take for the film to get a green light is commitment from Chris Carter, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

When asked by IESB about the film Rothman said:

“It’s really up to Chris, David, and Gillian.”

“It wasn’t a matter of the money, that was the film that Chris wanted to do. He was determined to do a stand alone film, a film that wasn’t dependent upon the mythology. His interest in making the movie, was in the characters and in their relationship, not the mythology.”

Producer and Co-Writer of I Want To Believe Frank Spotnitz seemed a bit surprised by the news. On his blog he wrote:

“I was encouraged to read Tom Rothman’s remarks as well. I anticipated the studio would wait until after the release of the DVD to make any decision regarding a third movie, but I will let you know if we end up having any news before then.”

So there you have it. The future seems bright for Mulder and Scully. While I Want To Believe may not have been a huge commercial and critical success it has generated enough coin to get a third film off the ground.

I recently re-watched the film and I have to say that it works better on the small screen, and it does play more like an episode of the series. Which isn’t really a bad thing!

During the publicity rounds for the last film all the principals seemed very interested in returning for a fourth installment, so there would appear to be a very good chance that Mulder and Scully will return.

More when we get it.

Sources: IESB and Biglight.com

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  1. Please let them do a good job on x3! Dec.2012 is fast approaching so hurry up!

  2. The Jason Bourne series of movies set a standard for action thrillers. A third X-Files movie if it were to involve the prevention of an alien invasion in 2012 could see Mulder and Scully in a race against time to prevent this. Using the Jason Bourne series as a model the film would prove to be very popular ?

  3. Just make it

  4. Peoples want the mythology, hot Scully and Mulder ranting and sometimes barely coherent. Add in Frank Black, Jose Chung (Charles Nelson Reilly dead) in flashback or outtakes. Draw from the series. Don’t make it for the 15-year old make it for adults. What did Trek do when it started to get stale: time travel. Anything but stick to the playbook.