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Bei IESB gibt es ein paar Sequel-Bilder und folgenden "USA Today"-Beitrag...
The film, which remains without a formal title, will dump the long-running "mythology" plotline - that aliens live among us and are part of a colonizing effort - that made it one of the most popular television shows in the late 1990s but ultimately drove away some viewers who found it too complex and ambiguous.
"We spent a lot of time on (the mythology) and wrapped up a lot of threads" when the show went off the air in 2002, says Chris Carter, creator of the series and director of the new movie. "We want a stand-alone movie, not a mythology conspiracy one."
Carter refuses to divulge any plot points of the movie, but says he wanted to make the film immediately after the show ended.
Bei CS! gibt es ein weiteres Bild vom Sequel-Set...
Wie Variety.com meldet, spielen u.a. Callum Keith Rennie ("Tin Man") und Adam Godley ("Around the World in 80 Days") im Sequel mit...
Bei CS! gibt es ein erstes Bild vom Sequel-Set: David Duchovny und Amanda Peet...
The new "X-Files" movie will be packing more heat. Rapper Xzibit, Amanda Peet and Billy Connolly have signed on for director Chris Carter's next big-screen adaptation of the hit series for Fox.
Sources said Xzibit and Peet will play fellow FBI agents to David Duchovny's Mulder and Gillian Anderson's Scully in the supernatural thriller with a stand-alone story, not a sequel or continuation of the hit 1998 feature adaptation. Citing a policy of secrecy surrounding the plot line, Fox would not confirm any details regarding the three actors' roles.
Carter and Frank Spotnitz wrote the screenplay, and production is expected to begin this month in Vancouver. The film is set to hit theaters in July. [...]
[...] Just got back from Collectormania in Manchester UK, and was in the question/ answer show with Lance Henrikson, first off can I say what a gentleman this guy is, he has been one of my favourite actors from Bishop to Frank Black. Anyway he was asked if he would be in the next XFiles movie with the cross over storyline from Millenium and he said he wasnt allowed to talk about it at the moment but he would leave it up to us to decide what that statement meant!! [...]
Twentieth Century Fox today announced a July 25, 2008 release for a new motion picture based on the phenomenally-popular, award-winning series "The X-Files." Long-anticipated but until now unconfirmed, the film reunites series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson under the direction of series creator Chris Carter, who co-wrote the screenplay with Frank Spotnitz.
In grand "X-Files" manner, the as yet untitled film's storyline is being kept under wraps, known only to top studio brass and the film's principals. This much can be revealed: The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes, and takes the always-complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth, and Scully, the passionate, ferociously intelligent physician, remains inextricably tied to Mulder’s pursuits.
Fox production VP Steve Asbell shepherded the project for the studio.
Created and executive produced by Chris Carter, "The X-Files," which premiered on Fox on September 10, 1993, chronicled the lives and adventures of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, two disparate FBI agents assigned to investigate unsolved cases within the Bureau - cases that often involved the paranormal, the supernatural, and the inexplicable.
"The X-Files" won numerous awards and honors, including a George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, three Golden Globes for Best Dramatic Series, a Golden Satellite Award for Best Drama Series, Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturn Awards for Outstanding Television Series, and a Parents' Choice Honor for Best Series. In 1997, Gillian Anderson won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
"The X-Files" was as much of a phenomenon abroad as it was in the United States. The show's conspiratorial tone and blend of paranoia, horror and suspense made it the most popular television series in Canada, the highest-rated series on Britain's BBC2, and one of the biggest sensations ever in Japanese television.
The show's nine-season run came to an end in 2002. In 1998, Twentieth Century Fox released the first feature film based on the series. The film - produced and written by Carter and co-written by Spotnitz - became a worldwide success, taking in $187 million in theatrical box office.
After years of David Duchovny talking about the sequel, and almost 10 years after the first feature, 20th Century is finally ready to start production on The X-Files 2 with the actor in place to reprise his role of Special Agent Fox Mulder. Gillian Anderson is also expected to be back on board to play Special Agent Dana Scully.
Shooting is scheduled to begin on December 10 in Vancouver under the direction of series creator Chris Carter. Carter and Frank Spotnitz wrote the script.
The studio is referring to the film in casting breakdowns as "Done One."
The popular series ran on Fox from 1993 to 2002. Rob Bowman directed the first feature, which hit theaters on June 19, 1998.
MovieWeb sprach mit David Duchovny...
[...] Can you talk at all about The X-Files 2? Maybe where that's at or what people might expect from that?
David Duchovny: It's at... the script is written and as far as I know we're all trying to shoot in December at some point. We would all love it if we could keep it a secret and just give everybody a fresh experience of not knowing what the movie's about. I know if I was a fan of the show I would kind of be excited to be surprised.
Gillian Anderson bezieht auf ihrer Offiziellen Website nochmals Stellung zur Serie...
[...] The series went on for a long time - longer than any of us had anticipated or some of us had wished. It was the hardest work I will ever do in my life. I hope for the sake of my children and my sanity that I never have to work that hard again.
Did I hate it? At times yes.
Did I love it? At times yes.
Did I regret it or do I regret it now? Not for a second.
Did David and I hate each other? At times yes like any brother and sister, husband and wife, co-worker and co-worker forced to spend that much time together under such strenuous circumstances.
Do we hate each other now? Not in the least.
Do I imagine that when we do the film together we won't hate each other for a few hours during the filming? No. We will. Vehemently. As David waits patiently, again and again for the hair dryer to calm my frizzy hair between takes so it matches the beginning of the scene... he will undoubtedly be thinking "what the hell was I thinking agreeing to shoot with her f****** frizzy hair again?"
But we will also love each other and laugh with each other and pull pranks on each other and bug each other like we did for nine years.
And that's that.
[...] Duchovny is excited at the possibility of reprising his role of Agent Mulder in another "X-Files" flick. "It would be fun," he said. "Actually I think they are talking about an 'X-Files' movie this week. I'm not just saying that because it's serendipitous. I know Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz are in there this week with Fox talking about it."
He's not the only one who is anxious to come back on board, as he told us that Gillian Anderson would also love the opportunity to play Agent Scully again. "Yeah, she'll do it. We'll all do it. We're all gung ho and we're just waiting. I guess there are things to figure out, and I guess people are talking about a strike. They're trying to get it done before things like this."
While it sounds like the details are being ironed out, one thing is for certain. Since his show is on a cable network, Duchovny doesn't have the challenging schedule he once did, therefore making it unproblematic for him to do another "X-Files" movie.
"Yeah, see one of the great things about going back to television is I go back to cable television, I will have an 11-week shooting schedule. That's it. You know 'X-Files' was easily 43 or 44. It didn't really give me a chance to really do anything for that eight or nine years even though I tried to stuff some things in. It's really kind of a great job in terms of my schedule."
And while he admitted there is already a plot for the second "X-Files" film, he said he has no idea what it is. "There is a story... but I don't know it." [...]
Frank Spotnitz, the mastermind behind much of the mythology of The X-Files, told SCI FI Wire that he has signed on to help write the next movie based on the hit series, but that the new movie won't deal with the show's byzantine conspiracy arc. "There's still a very good chance that we will all do another X-Files movie," Spotnitz said in an interview. Spotnitz was an executive producer on the show, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson; it ended its nine-year run in 2002.
One point of contention in getting a second X-Files film off the ground: Series creator Chris Carter is still wrangling with 20th Century Fox over legal matters. "David, Gillian and I, and even Chris Carter, all have deals in place, and once the legal issues are over with, we will go on with it," Spotnitz said. "I'm hoping it will get resolved soon."
Although the script isn't written, the idea is already developed, Spotnitz said. He added that Fox likes the idea, which harkens back to the series' stand-alone episodes rather than the conspiracy to cover up the existence of extra-terrestrials, which was the subject of the first X-Files movie.
"No, we're not going into the mythology [in the sequel]," Spotnitz said. "One of the things that was exciting about doing it is to not make it a mythology story, and it's like one of the stand-alone episodes. It's a bit scary. Of course, we will catch up with the characters and what is going on in their lives, but it's not about the alien conspiracy. It's not about that." The first X-Files movie came out in 1998.
Rob Bowman, director of the first "X-Files" film, says he’d be keen to return for Mulder and Scully’s second big-screen adventure, if FOX will have him back.
"My involvement is not something I can control. And what I've said when I'm asked the question 'Will I direct it?' is: I have to be asked to direct it first. I'd love to direct it. But if I don't, then I just can't wait to see it because I know it'll be great", Bowman, director of "Elektra" and "Reign of Fire", tells FilmForce.
"[The X-Files] is like an old friend from the past. Whenever they come knocking at the door, they'll be greeted with open arms. I think... I hope that there's no bad time to make the X-Files sequel. If it came out at any time, I'd run and see it. Everybody wants to make it. And certainly as a fan, I want to see it."
He adds, "[The script will be] cool and sophisticated. That's how Chris writes. I'm sure he has lots of stories. I just think, please hurry, because I can't wait to see it."
Bowman hasn’t been told anything about the yarn, only that it will be "a stand alone story. That's what I was told. It won't be tied into the X-Files mythology. So, anybody who's never seen the X-Files can step into the movie theater and have the full experience, and really see the great chemistry between David and Gillian."
Frank Spotnitz, producer of "The X Files", dropped in on a podcast over at TV Guide and offered an update on the long-planned "X Files" movie.
"My deal is done, David and Gillian’s deal is done, and Chris Carter’s is not. I don’t know why it’s taking so long. It seems like it’s been a stalemate for many, many months".
He continued, "Chris and I have a story, which is kinda dusty now - it’s been a while since we broke it and pitched it to the studio, and I remain hopeful that whatever is holding things up will get resolved and we’ll still do it".
The 'little sequel that couldn't' isn't quite dead yet - atleast William B.Davis (The Cigarette Smoking Man), speaking to MTV, hopes not. "I remember when we talked about it way back, just after the [TV show's] finale, but what kind of a film could I do?" he laughed. "One of the problems, of course, for me is that I'm very dead. I mean, they demolished me in the finale. I've come back from the dead a couple of times, but whether I could come back from that is a little hard to imagine."
Apparently one idea that Chris Carter has for the film is a prequel - which means Davis could return. "His point [however] was that David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson] are getting older, so how far back in time can you go? And now quite a number of years have gone by. So whether the cigarette-smoking man can make a believable appearance other than a ghost, I don't know ... [but] I'd love to do it. It'd be great."
Frank Spotnitz, co-executive producer of The X-Files, told SCI FI Wire that a second feature film based on the television series is still in the works. "My deal has been done - and I'm not exaggerating - for a year and a half," he said in an interview at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting his new series, Night Stalker. "There are other deals, and you can guess who the people are [who are] involved, and I don't know why they're taking so long. It's very frustrating to me. I hoped the movie would be done now."
Spotnitz said that the lack of a deal has so far prevented him and creator Chris Carter from writing the script, but they know what the story will be and are looking forward to writing it. "Obviously, I'm very busy right now, but it means a lot to me," he said. "I would love to do it, and I wish that we could get all the business things in order so it could happen. ... These are things that happen between lawyers, and I'm not privy to it because it's not my deal. But I know [stars] David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson] want to do it. I know Chris wants to do it. I don't know where the holdup is. But I hope it happens. I remain optimistic it will happen. If you'd asked me a year ago, I never would have believed it still wouldn't be in the works at this point." [...]
SHH! zitiert Rob Bowman bzgl. dem Sequel...
[...] What's next? Maybe a second X-Flies movie?
It's in development hell, but it's in the works. All parties involved want to do it. I think Chris [Carter] and Frank [Spotnitz] have written a script and David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson] - as far as I've been told - are interested in doing it. If they invite me to direct it I will and if they don't I wish them all the luck in the world.
Rope of Silicon sprach mit D. Duchovny über das Sequel...
[...] "Supposedly we are all gonna get together and do it next January or February," he said, "I mean it’s not written down, I haven’t signed anything, nobody’s signed anything, but, Chris Carter is gonna write it, and I think he is just waiting for whatever deal to happen with Fox to go ahead and do it. And hopefully we’ll shoot it in your Canadian neighbor again, you know go back to Vancouver and shoot it so that we get the mood that we like about it."
Duchovny's timelines have bounced around during his optimism, but they have pretty much stayed steady on the idea of a late '05 or early '06 production date. [...]
Bei TV Guide steht zu lesen...
Question: I was excited to read that a second X-Files movie is finally being made. Do you have any more info on the plot - other than that it will be a stand-alone horror flick? - Jack K.
Ausiello: 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.
USA Today meldet...
[...] David Duchovny said he spoke to X-Files creator Chris Carter earlier in the day about their long-awaited X-Files follow-up, which they expect to shoot late this year or early in 2006. "It'll be a stand-alone horror movie," Duchovny said. "Mulder and Scully investigate one particular case that has nothing to do with alien life. It has to do with supernatural stuff."
They say it's happening but that's about all they're saying. We haven't had a dollop of info about this "X-Files" movie sequel.
One would think the occasional update might be just Mitch 'Skinner' Pileggi sending out emails to drum up publicity for a potential project that might be about as stillborn as the show he currently appears on. Alas, it's not Mitch - though you couldn't blame him if he was trying to get it going, I'd want the first ski instructor to get me off that crumbling "Mountain" too - but still, not a whisper of anything about an "X Files" sequel in months.
Back in September, Moviehole's Adam Weeks reported that there was a script, the cast were signed and that the shoot date was going to be sometime before Santa drops down the chimney.
Today, Movieweb - sourcing SFX Magazine ran a statement from creator Chris Carter on where "The X Files" sequel currently stands, and seems while it is coming, it won't be in front of cameras by Christmas as originally projected.
"We are in negotiations right now. And because it's a sequel, there are peculiar and specific kinds of negotiations that are holding us up. I think that there's an appetite for it, but I think that it's got to be good. People won't just go and see anything. Whatever happens, I'm going to do something good that people will want to go and see regardless."
And what's the story going to be? "Not a mythology one, for sure!"
Initially, the second "X-Files" movie was supposed to happen the summer following the last season of the show.
While in "X-Files" mode, might I point you to Duchovny.net which has some set-pics up from David Duchovny's next pic "Trust the Man" and The Digital Bits which is reporting that the spin-off "The Lone Gunmen" will be on DVD next year.
Bei Big Light Productions gibt es ein offizielles Blog, u.a. mit einem Kommentar von Frank Spotnitz zum 2. Kinofilm...
[...] I’m happy to confirm - as David has in several interviews - that the rumors about a second X-Files feature film are true. In fact, the studio approached us about doing another feature way back in the summer of 2001, before the ninth and final season of the series was even broadcast. I can’t speak to the accuracy of the timetable you outline above, but I can tell you that Chris and I have been working on the story for some time. If and when contract negotiations with the studio are finally concluded, we will get to work on the script right away. [...]
[...] Robert Patrick co-stars next in Ladder 49 along side John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix, which according to Patrick is "more of a tribute to firefighters than it is a movie about them." When asked if he has left sci fi behind him he said " I never will, I owe my sci fi fans a great deal of my career and I look forward in doing some more [sci fi]. We have the X-Files movie coming up soon and I can't wait to reprise my role of John Dogget once again." [...]
David Duchovny, still nursing the bruises from the failure of the drag comedy "Connie and Carla" in which he co-stars, continues talking up another cinematic adventure in "The X-Files" canon to UK's Teletext service.
"We're all on the same page. Gillian Anderson wants to do it, I want to do it, Chris Carter, who would write and produce the film, wants to do it and I believe Fox the studio wants to do it. When you have the four major players in the enterprise wanting to do it, it will happen. It's just a matter of when. I hope it happens within the next year".
Now that its been a few years since he played Mulder, he seems keen to slip on the coat again - "I think it would be fun at this point, a few years removed, to get back into it and do it". Duchovny is keeping busy, having directed the drama "The House of D" starring wife Tea Leoni.
The only question now lies in Fox and whether the studio still perceives the "X-Files" franchise as a marketable brand - at least enough to draw in ticket goers. Rumours emerged earlier this year they were in fact quietly shopping around the idea of selling off the franchise to another studio, however that talk has quietened down a bit recently.
While promoting his comedic turn in the upcoming "Connie and Carla", Moviehole's Paul Fischer asked co-star David Duchovny whether the much-rumoured X-Files movie is likely to happen, and to everyone's surprise, he gave a resoundingly positive response. "It's definiely happening", the actor said. "Chris has a great idea for the new movie and I expect we'll be able to begin shooting in the next year or so."
Asked whether he expects Mulder to develop in the film, the actor said "I hope not. I was really fighting against that in the final years of the show and I think the whole point. I think we're going to be introducing a new character in the film which will allow us to cast a major star, male or female, who will want to be part of an exciting supernatural thriller. I think the new movie will appeal to both our core fans and a broad audience. I'm very excited about it."
DH berichtet über den Stand der Dinge in Sachen Sequel...
Ranting Ryan berichtete kürzlich für Entertainment-Rewired.com ...
[...] although the series finale back in May 2002 was a disappointment, I've been hoping that the second film would move along faster now that Chris Carter seems to have nothing else to do. Well, I guess I'm wrong.
I put in a call to 1013 Productions, Chris Carter's production company, on Friday. Turns out, Chris Carter and 1013 have moved out of the FOX lot permanently, meaning that they are no longer working together. Does this mean that FOX and Carter have fulfilled their creative contract with one another, made back in 1999? Apparently. Millennium, The Lone Gunmen and that other sci-fi virtual reality show which shall not be named here were all cancelled. And X-Files' ratings dropped significantly during its last season due to the absence of David Duchovny. The final episode, however, drew in about 13 million viewers. Back during X-Files' heyday, that would have been a disappointment, but considering just how many fans left after season eight, it's a surprise it broke the top 30 in the Nielsen ratings.
Nevertheless, I put in a call to Chris Carter's agent's office, and they were not currently aware of any activity with the project. However, I was assured that I would get back to after they would pursue a stronger answer, hopefully from Mr. Carter himself. [...]
David Duchovny schreibt für RazorMagazine.com...
"I'm proud of The X-Files, and I'm very pleased to see how the video game [Anm.: THE X-FILES: RESIST OR SERVE (PS2/Xbox)] will help extend the life of the series. We're also working to put together the next X-Files movie. I'd imagine we'd get into shooting in the next year or so, depending on when the script is written. [...]
Could there be life out there still for the modern classic? Despite being over for a while now and ending on a rather 'up in the air' unsatisfactory whimper than the explosive bang it deserved, the nine-season long show has long been thought to be getting another go on the big screen eventually, the only real question is when. Now 'Mulder21' is hearing rumblings from beyond, faint and not particularly solid news but hey when it comes to much beloved franchises, its always best to treat everything as speculation until its out in a press release: "Found something over at Yahoo Movies the other day. Seems a source has stated that 'X-Files 2' has a good chance of coming together in the next 12 months for a 2005 release. Normally that's something not worth noting, but not long before that, other sources I know indicated Chris Carter was expecting to turn in a script to FOX for the movie no later than early 2004. If both rumours are true, then the timing would seem right at least".
Schock für "Akte X"-Fans: Offenbar will niemand einen Flop
mit einer Fortsetzung in den Kinos riskieren! "Moviehole"
berichtet, dass ein Insider auf entsprechende Anfragen in
Hollywood gemeint habe, niemand wolle einen zweiten "Akte X"-Film -
ausser den beiden Hauptdarstellern...
[30.01.2003] RTL zeigt heute die erste Folge der 13-teiligen "Akte X"-Ablegerserie "Die einsamen Schützen"... Jeweils Donnerstags um 23:15 Uhr !!! In der Serie haben u.a. David Duchovny und Mitch Pileggi Gastauftritte...
[21.01.2003] DH meldet...
Gillian Anderson was the guest last week on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs and 'Richard' tuned in with this report: "When asked by host Sue Lawley about the X-Files, Gillian Anderson seemed to break with her recent habit of trying to play down the show (indeed, she seemed slightly annoyed that Lawley's research was so bad that she had no idea that not only had Mulder and Scully become more than friends, they'd actually had a baby). Anderson then raised the future of the franchise and said that she would really like to do not just one but several films: she even talked enthusiastically about going back every couple of years to re-visit the character and really establishing the X-Files as an on-going cinematic concern. All in all, she seemed far more positive about the whole idea than she has in a very long while".
[28.08.2002] Phantastik.de meldet...
Robert Patrick alias "Agent John Doggett" in den letzten
"Akte X"-Seasons ist offenbar an einer Spin-Off-Serie
interessiert, die den Titel "Doggett" tragen soll. Laut
"Dark Horizons" sei derzeit ein entsprechender TV-Film
geplant, bei Erfolg sei durchaus auch eine Serie moeglich.
[24.07.2002] JAM! Movies meldet...
[...] According to Bowman, audiences could conceivably see a sequel to Reign of Fire before they see a second X-Files flick. [...]
[05.05.2002] Cinescape zitiert Chris Carter, der u.a. über den 2. Film spricht...
"I see the features as stand-alones... But you never know - there may be things in there for the long-term, hard-core fans that only they would know, and only they would see. That might be a really fun thing to do... One of the tricks of the movie was in creating a movie for X-FILES fans and others. I don't want to go backwards, I don't want to beat them over the head. The X-FILES fans knew very well who Mulder and Scully were, and their characters didn't need to be reintroduced to them. So we had to be clever about how we told a new audience about who they were."
[23.03.2002] Phantastik.de meldet...
Gillian Anderson hat in einem Interview ueber das Ende der
Serie "Akte X" gesprochen. Gegenueber der Site "SF-Wire"
meinte sie, sie sei zwar traurig ob des Endes, gleichzeitig
aber auch froh, neue Projekte in Angriff nehmen zu koennen.
Das Serien-Finale der Serie "Akte X" wird den Titel "The
Truth" tragen berichtet "Dark Horizons" und im Mai in den
USA ausgestrahlt werden.
[21.02.2002] Blickpunkt:Film meldet...
David Duchovny wird in der letzten Folge der Fernsehserie "Akte X" noch einmal die Hauptrolle spielen. Wie der "Hollywood Reporter" berichtet, sei es dem US-Fernsehsender Fox gelungen, Duchovny, der im Herbst letzten Jahres aus der Serie ausgestiegen war, für die letzte zweistündige Folge zu einem Comeback zu bewegen. [...]
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