Monday, December 10, 2012

'X-Files' movie, reboot on way?

From left: Spotnitz, Duchovny, Anderson, Carter
If you’re an X-Phile, you’ve been seriously missing what was one of the greatest science fiction shows of the '90s. The show had something for everyone and provided the fodder for successful shows (read: Fringe) that came on the heels of its final episode on May 19, 2002.

Recently, former X-Files writer, Frank Spotnitz sat down for an interview about his BBC spy-drama, Hunted with During the interview, the possibility of us again seeing David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in their iconic roles came up.

When asked if he foresees the show ever pulling a Star Trek and returning to the small screen, Spotnitz said, "I wouldn’t be surprised at all."

"I don’t think I would have anything to do with it but you know, for better or for worse, these things are titles of big corporations, like Star Trek belongs to Paramount and The X-Files belongs to Twentieth Century Fox and it’s a huge asset in their libraries so I can’t imagine they would let it sit languishing forever."

This "news" does come only a few months after Duchovny and Anderson publicly voiced their willingness to return, on separate occasions.

As for the potential for a third movie, Spotnitz said he and creator Chris Carter have talked for years about what would be the "climax of the alien colonisation story that began the series." But as far as a script or any move forward? Well, the truth may be out there, but any solid plans are not.

Although we want to believe we'll be seeing more Mulder/Scully action one day, nothing seems likely any time soon.

-Larissa Mrykalo