Latest Horror Movie Headlines

David Duchovny talks another X-Files film and why he thinks the last one didn't work

Aug. 10, 2012by: Andy Madrzak
100%

If you're a hardcore X-phile, chances are you've spent the better part of the last decade rewatching your favorite episodes, since there hasn't been a lot going on with the franchise, apart from the somewhat lackluster X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE. Don't lose hope yet, though, as Collider recently spoke with David Duchovny on the possibility of yet another X-FILES feature film and it looks like Mulder himself would definitely be down for it. In his own words:

"That book doesn’t close until somebody dies, really. One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness. It was about possibility. It wasn’t about closure. It just couldn’t be. There is no such thing as that story ever ending. Those characters are forever searching. That’s what they do. Even if we’re not watching them, they’re out there, in some dimension. Mulder and Scully are still doing their thing ‘cause that’s their nature.

I would love to do another film, or more. I think we’re all game for it. I know I’m kind of perplexed that Fox isn’t more [enthusiastic]. Here’s a homegrown property that you don’t have to go buy, like fuckin’ Green Lantern or something, to make it. Here you’ve got an actual action franchise that’s your own. It’s weird to me, but I’m not an executive. I don’t know if they made the Green Lantern either, but I’m just using that as an example of, “Why make that film? Why not make a homegrown franchise that is excellent, and that has proven to be excellent and interesting?” I don’t get it, but that’s not my business.

I think Chris [Carter] is probably working on an idea, so we’ll see. Unfortunately, with the last one, they didn’t spend the money to compete in a summer fashion, and they brought it out in the summer. It should be a summer film. It should be an action film. But, the last one we made was not. The last one we made was a dark, contemplative, small $25 million film. It was basically an independent film. When you come out against Batman, it’s not going to happen. You’re not going to be sold as an independent film, and you’re not going to compete against Batman with $25 million."

Sign me up. Hopefully Gillian Anderson (below) feels the same way about returning to the beloved franchise.

Extra Tidbit: Would you be down for another X-FILES flick?
Source: Collider

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Spitting Bullets
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

6:12AM on 08/11/2012
Yeah, I'm down for another X-Files flick. This may be just me but I'd love to see other X-Files alum in the next movie, i.e. Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish.
Yeah, I'm down for another X-Files flick. This may be just me but I'd love to see other X-Files alum in the next movie, i.e. Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:00PM on 08/10/2012
On one hand, Duchovny is right. The X-Files: I Want to Believe opened one week--a mere seven days--after The Dark Knight in 2008. That release date is brutal. Just brutal. And, he is right that X-Files 2008 could have used more action and spectacle (e.g. aliens).
On the other hand, Duchovny's postions are questionable. At any time of the year, is IWtB a good movie? Did Batman and WB really cheat this film? Or did Carter and crew not make a good film? If the rating means anything, imdb voters
On one hand, Duchovny is right. The X-Files: I Want to Believe opened one week--a mere seven days--after The Dark Knight in 2008. That release date is brutal. Just brutal. And, he is right that X-Files 2008 could have used more action and spectacle (e.g. aliens).
On the other hand, Duchovny's postions are questionable. At any time of the year, is IWtB a good movie? Did Batman and WB really cheat this film? Or did Carter and crew not make a good film? If the rating means anything, imdb voters give X-Files 2 only a six. Also, the 2008 took its chances, and its experimentation did not work regardless of budget. To some extent, Duchovny recognizes that the different approach did not work. However, budget did not have everything to do with it. The script did not give fans what they expected and wanted: a big government conspiracy and, perhaps, aliens. Rather, Carter attempted presenting an entertaining self-contained episode. And, hey, that approach could have worked. The television series has plenty of successful self-contained episodes (oh, BTW, those episodes are on small budgets compared to movie blockbusters). Also, how familiar and passionate were audiences with and for The X-Files franchise in 2008? Did the film have but a small, select audience to begin with? Finally, SPOILER Billy Connolly plays a pedophile priest in the film. The trailers and spots did not indicate his character's identity. Perhaps, the studio knew that that suprise would not play well. And perhaps, word got around that the film's handlers had pulled some crap like that.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
1:19PM on 08/10/2012

Duchovny makes a great point

They own the franchise and aren't getting any studio support, yet the studio will spend money to buy the license to Green Lantern which was absolute shit. I also like how those associated with the show like Duchovny and Carter think, because they love filming X-Files, and they are fans themselves. That makes me appreciate the show even more.
They own the franchise and aren't getting any studio support, yet the studio will spend money to buy the license to Green Lantern which was absolute shit. I also like how those associated with the show like Duchovny and Carter think, because they love filming X-Files, and they are fans themselves. That makes me appreciate the show even more.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:43PM on 08/10/2012
Green Lantern was Warner Bros.
Green Lantern was Warner Bros.
-1
11:56AM on 08/10/2012

Always

I may be one of the few, but I can't get into CALIFORNICATION at all. Too me, DD is always going to be Fox Mulder. I am currently going through season 6 of X-Files as I wait for Dexter S7 to start up. This show never gets boring.
I may be one of the few, but I can't get into CALIFORNICATION at all. Too me, DD is always going to be Fox Mulder. I am currently going through season 6 of X-Files as I wait for Dexter S7 to start up. This show never gets boring.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:13PM on 08/10/2012
Dude...really? The difference between the two characters is night and day. I'm a hardcore X-Files fan, always will be, and even I don't think of Fox Mulder AT ALL when I watch Californication. It's sad that you see it that way...Californication is a great show, and even the supporting characters are well-written and unique.
Dude...really? The difference between the two characters is night and day. I'm a hardcore X-Files fan, always will be, and even I don't think of Fox Mulder AT ALL when I watch Californication. It's sad that you see it that way...Californication is a great show, and even the supporting characters are well-written and unique.
11:08AM on 08/12/2012
Dont know what you're missing [link] is all kinds of awesome....
Dont know what you're missing [link] is all kinds of awesome....
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Mistress Of The Week

More
Taylor, Rachael