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The Nature Boy
09-22-04, 07:37 PM
I never quite got into the series(I saw it as a bad dramaziation of the paranomal 60 Minutes "Sightings") but I do recall enjoying "X-Files: Fight the Future" quite a bit. Had some nice echoes of North by Northwest to me, and I was intrigued to see more(as I heard had been planned). I had imagined the series ending would just allow for the show to live on a film universe, ala Star Trek. Of course I realize I can work my way through the series DVDs, but the great production value of the movie was a big selling point to me.

So the question is, why have there not been more, and is there any chance we'll see more?

Rivero
09-22-04, 07:45 PM
Yes, there will be another X-Files film someday. Carter, Spotnitz, etc. have said they have several storylines and ideas that they will work on and FOX has expressed interest in another feature.

As a bigtime X-Files fan I found the film to be one of the better TV-to-film adaptations. Many complained that it was just a regular episode blown up to two hours but that's what I enjoyed about it, that it stayed true to the interpersonal relationship of Mulder and Scully and the writing, dialogue was exactly like what you hear on the show. If you enjoyed the film, Nature Boy, I'd imagine you'd love the series. Sure there are weaker episodes, especially after Season 5, but every show's got them. The best of the X-Files was some of the most exciting television of recent years.

Jackskeleton
09-23-04, 02:12 AM
Give it time. They already said there would be a movie.

Rogue588
01-13-05, 04:14 PM
Good news? Let's hope Gillian is healthier by then..

SPOOKY SPEAKS (http://www.tvguide.com/news/entertainment/050113.asp#C): The truth is out there about the long-awaited second X-Files flick. Actually, the truth was in Wednesday's USA Today, but that's neither here nor there. David Duchovny told the paper that he expects to shoot the sequel later this year or early in 2006. "It'll be a stand-alone horror movie," he said. "Mulder and Scully investigate one particular case that has nothing to do with alien life. It has to do with supernatural stuff."

Jackskeleton
01-13-05, 04:18 PM
SWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET I always loved the monster of the week episodes more than the mulder/sister story.

PopcornTreeCt
01-13-05, 04:27 PM
SWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET I always loved the monster of the week episodes more than the mulder/sister story.

Agreed. The movie suddenly interests me.

Cartload
01-13-05, 04:33 PM
If the stand alone investigation is the case, then I assume the movie would have to take place sometime before season 7 unless they are running some sort of private paranormal investigation service.

shaggy
01-13-05, 06:13 PM
If the stand alone investigation is the case, then I assume the movie would have to take place sometime before season 7 unless they are running some sort of private paranormal investigation service.

As any x-files fan knows, anything can happen. Fox could be a director at the FBI by now. I really hope this film becomes a reality, and then becomes a hit. It needs to be a film franchise. Maybe they could do a new TV show, there certainly isn't much worthwhile on Fox right now.

devilshalo
01-13-05, 07:14 PM
Well, look at it this way. They don't have to make a movie that tries to sell you to watch the tv series anymore. :up:

Numanoid
01-13-05, 08:25 PM
If the stand alone investigation is the case, then I assume the movie would have to take place sometime before season 7 unless they are running some sort of private paranormal investigation service.
Maybe they'll be investigating exactly how they've come to be FBI investigators again.

Kerborus
01-13-05, 09:01 PM
I spoke to Dean Haglund (Langley) at Dragon Con in Atlanta last September and I bluntly asked him if there would be a second movie and he said - '2 years from now' - I said 'Great!' and kept walking ($20 bucks for an autograph...).

I guess this makes it sometime in 2006. I for one am hoping for the alien invasion to finally occur, but I think that they are somehow waiting for the 'date' revealed in the last episode as a kind of punblic relations thing...

Michael Corvin
01-13-05, 09:02 PM
Last I read was that it would definitely take place before season 8 in the X-files timeline. Before Dogget/Reyes/Mulder's abduction/alien baby/supersoldier - shenanigan type stuff.

Rivero
01-14-05, 01:21 AM
I for one am hoping for the alien invasion to finally occur,

The whole "alien invasion" that they'd been hinting at for so long is done for. Kaput. Finished. Will never happen. Ever. The way the story was fucked up the last two seasons, not to mention Spielberg's War of the Worlds coming this year.....fuhgeddaboutit. The closest glimpse fans will have ever gotten of an invasion was in the season 7 opener 'The Sixth Extinction: Amor Fati'

davejt1
01-14-05, 10:07 AM
Taken from tvguide.com...

SPOOKY SPEAKS

The truth is out there about the long-awaited second X-Files flick. Actually, the truth was in Wednesday's USA Today, but that's neither here nor there. David Duchovny told the paper that he expects to shoot the sequel later this year or early in 2006. "It'll be a stand-alone horror movie," he said. "Mulder and Scully investigate one particular case that has nothing to do with alien life. It has to do with supernatural stuff."

Rogue588
01-14-05, 12:20 PM
:hscratch: (http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5711288&postcount=4)

TheNightFlier
01-14-05, 01:42 PM
Taken from tvguide.com...

SPOOKY SPEAKS

The truth is out there about the long-awaited second X-Files flick. Actually, the truth was in Wednesday's USA Today, but that's neither here nor there. David Duchovny told the paper that he expects to shoot the sequel later this year or early in 2006. "It'll be a stand-alone horror movie," he said. "Mulder and Scully investigate one particular case that has nothing to do with alien life. It has to do with supernatural stuff."

BOOOO

I want aliens, not a ghost story.

woofman
01-14-05, 02:11 PM
Bring it! :thumbsup:

The first movie was great.

animalmystic
01-14-05, 03:26 PM
Sounds good, I loved Fight The Future

As Nature Boy said it had echos of NbyNW it it rocked. The cornfield scenes were just too cool with the bees.

Anybody see the teaser posters for these? They were awesome 1 was of the cornfield, 1 the ice caps and 1 the desert? I think.

Can't wait for a new movie.

Michael Corvin
01-14-05, 03:41 PM
I've been wanting to buy them for ages, but they go for $20+ each, theatrical size. I may break down and get the 24x36 ones to frame. A set of three can be had on ebay for $10. Hard to justify $50 more dollars for pretty much the same thing. And this is coming from someone who buys all kinds of theatrical one sheets.

animalmystic
01-14-05, 07:29 PM
I've been wanting to buy them for ages, but they go for $20+ each, theatrical size. I may break down and get the 24x36 ones to frame. A set of three can be had on ebay for $10. Hard to justify $50 more dollars for pretty much the same thing. And this is coming from someone who buys all kinds of theatrical one sheets.

I gotta check my boxes, but I think I still have all 3 brand new double sided...damn i gotta check now.... my interest is peaked in hanging these up again :)

DRG
01-16-05, 02:03 AM
I for one, am much more interested in seeing this now. I find the standalone horror episodes to be highly rewatchable still today.

nightmaster
01-16-05, 02:54 AM
Give it time. They already said there would be a movie.

Geeez Jack....the first movie came out in '98! They've had plenty of time already.....

chess
01-17-05, 01:10 AM
Good a place to ask as any...

where does the first movie fit into the continuity of the show. between seasons? if so, which seasons?

Rivero
01-17-05, 05:53 AM
Good a place to ask as any...

where does the first movie fit into the continuity of the show. between seasons? if so, which seasons?


The movie takes place after the Season 5 ender, titled 'The End'. The X-Files is shut down and Mulder's office is burned. The Season 6 opener, 'The Beginning', takes place immediately after the movie.

chess
01-18-05, 12:15 PM
The movie takes place after the Season 5 ender, titled 'The End'. The X-Files is shut down and Mulder's office is burned. The Season 6 opener, 'The Beginning', takes place immediately after the movie.

Great to know since I own the first 6 seasons. I'm only on season 2, and now know to rent the movie prior to season 6.

Thanks.

bboisvert
01-18-05, 02:20 PM
Last I read was that it would definitely take place before season 8 in the X-files timeline. Before Dogget/Reyes/Mulder's abduction/alien baby/supersoldier - shenanigan type stuff.

Fantastic news, if true. I've been very ho-hum about this show ever since Season 6 (after being pretty fanatical about it for seasons 1-5). Putting the new movie in a timeframe closer to the first film is a good step in getting me excited about this again.

MasterofDVD
01-18-05, 05:49 PM
While I stuck with the show till the end it is nice to see the movie take place earlier in the series. I'll take a good stand alone movie with a Lone Gunmen cameo over a mythology based movie. It's a much smarter move on everyones part.

johnglass
01-19-05, 08:00 AM
X marks the spot for David (http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,5-2005030474,00.html)

THE truth is still out there - and X Files agents Mulder and Scully are on their way back to discover it.

In an exclusive interview David Duchovny, who played Fox Mulder in the cult sci-fi TV series for eight years, told us he and the show’s creator Chris Carter are planning on making a sequel to their 1998 movie.

The 44-year-old said: "It’s always been my desire to turn The X Files into a film franchise.

"We’re hoping to get together just under a year from now and make another X Files movie.

"Chris is working on the script right now with Frank Spotnitz, who was one of the writers on the show.

"Gillian Anderson who played Dana Scully hasn’t signed yet, but we’d need to have her on board.

"When I’ve talked to Chris about the film, we’ve both said we want to start filming in winter 2005 and bring it out in the summer of 2006."

David and Gillian stopped making The X Files – a show packed full of alien chasing and conspiracy solving – in 2002 in a bid to pursue other projects.

He’s gone on to star in movies including Connie And Carla, Full Frontal and House Of D, while Gillian has appeared on the West End stage in What the Night Is For and will be on BBC1 shortly in the station’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House

And while David doesn’t know exactly what Chris’s script for the reunion X Files film contains, he said it won’t be picking up the storyline from the show’s final episode.

"I think we’re going back to the ‘monster of the week’ type feel, where if you’re not an avid fan and don’t understand the mythology you can still come to it and get the movie," the hunky actor revealed.

"Especially because at this point I think some people would have forgotten what the mythology was or what happened in seasons two, three and four."

He added: "If the movie’s a success then it’s a way we can continue to make the show while pursuing other projects.

"We have a great launching pad for some really thrilling stories and the two main characters are still very vivid.

"And I hope to do this a couple more times before we’re too old!"

The X Files was famous for its complex mythology and outlandish conspiracy theories, which thousands of websites are dedicated to explaining.

But did David ever have trouble keeping up with the plot when the scripts landed through his letterbox?

"I don’t think I ever tried," he admits.

"I worked on a strictly need to know basis.

"Although when I wrote more on the show I did get more interested.

"The funny thing is, at first we weren’t even going to have this whole overarching mythology.

"The X Files started out as a ‘monster of the week’ kind of show without anything joining one episode to the next.

"Then Gillian got pregnant at the end of the first series and needed to take some time off.

"They had to have her abducted and Chris, to his credit, used the hardship of Gillian’s pregnancy to usher a soap opera element into the show and create this continuing mythology within it.

"Then that element took over."

Anyone who wants to catch up with The X Files can do so with the recent release of the fourth, fifth and sixth series on DVD.

The £35 multi-disc sets contain around 20 episodes each with commentaries, ‘making of’ features and deleted scenes.

But the star admits he won’t be sitting down to watch the DVDs.

David told us: "I did eight years on the X Files and then the last couple of episodes of the ninth and final series. It was a life-altering and career-altering experience.

"I have great memories of the show and when I do look back at the older stuff, from the first and second years, I’m amazed at how much I recall.

"When I watch an episode I won’t remember a scene, but I will remember the day I shot it and what I had for lunch.

"What’s interesting to me is not what’s on screen, but what was happening in my life at that point.

"Which I’m sure is the exact opposite of how fans of the show remember it – they don’t care what I had for lunch!"

But for many fans it was the chemistry between Mulder and Scully that turned the show into a worldwide hit.

Their will they-won’t they relationship kept viewers hooked – and saw the show pick up Emmy, Golden Globe and Bafta awards.

David told us: "Some people just throw sparks together on screen and me and Gillian had that.

"I think part of it was down to us as performers, but a lot of the credit has to go to how concretely drawn the characters were.

"Mulder was the more feminine and more intuitive one, whereas Scully had traditionally masculine traits.

"And the fact there was really never any physical contact until right near the very end was a great tease.

He added: "Gillian and I got on, but we weren’t friends away from the show.

"The X Files was just a job for me and by the time we got to the middle years we were leading separate lives and just coming to work and making the show.

"We still email occasionally, I think she’s living in England now.

"I do miss the environment of The X Files and the people who made it, but after the first few months of not doing the show you have to move on and get on with the rest of your life.

So what does the actor think his famous alter-ego is doing right now?

David promises: "Mulder is on an island somewhere gearing up for his return."

Rivero
01-19-05, 09:19 AM
Sweet. I just hope they get a kickass film director and not Rob Bowman again.

Michael Corvin
01-19-05, 09:28 AM
I still find it amazing that Duchovny and Anderson weren't friends and hang off screen. Goes to show what great acting can do.

fryinpan1
01-20-05, 11:34 AM
There's No Progress on The X-Files 2

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=8010

http://www.tvguide.com/news/askausiello/050119.asp

Despite what David Duchovny said at the Critics' Choice Awards, TV Guide checked with The X-Files creator Chris Carter's agent who says there's no progress on a sequel:

Actually, it looks like David Duchovny was getting a little ahead of himself when he told USA Today last week that the film was slated to begin production later this year. "There's nothing at the moment going on," Chris Carter's agent, Elliott Webb, says. "There is no negotiation, there's no script written, there's nothing other than a desire for people to get together." Bummer

madara
01-20-05, 01:04 PM
Dang hurry up with this one so I can get rumored Mytho Movie 2 and 3! Wanna see those in my lifetime P Hopefully they get in motion asap.

Michael Corvin
01-20-05, 01:14 PM
"There's nothing at the moment going on," Chris Carter's agent, Elliott Webb, says. "There is no negotiation, there's no script written, there's nothing other than a desire for people to get together." Bummer

That is a big disappointment.


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