I approach this story with kid gloves, as anyone familiar with Arrow In The Head knows our Grand Poobah wants to believe a third X-FILES is in our future. Based on recent tweets from Dana Scully actress Gillian Anderson, the next entry in the franchise may finally be shaping up.
”I met with Chris before coming here and it’s looking pretty good.” Though the principals all seem to be on board, she noted the project will likely take some studio coercion: “We have to convince FOX,” she noted.
This is hot on the heels of a recent interview with David Duchovny where he stated, “I know I’m kind of perplexed Fox isn’t more [enthusiastic]”, a statement that was met with a resounding eye roll from everyone who saw X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE and left the theater feeling hoodwinked.
I myself more than welcome a third X-FILES film, if only to bring some closure to the series and films. We all know why X-FILES isn’t being fast tracked for theatrical release. It’s a cult property, a 90s television phenomenon that simply isn’t relevant enough to modern movie fans. If we get a straight-to-video sequel to the franchise, I think the majority of fans would be satisfied. Especially if it works in the Flukeman-- that thing was f*cking scary as hell.
And hey, how about a foxy picture of Gillian Anderson to brighten up your Monday morning?