Producer Says X-FILES 3 Still Doesn't Have A Script; Expects Fox To Reboot The TV Show
While chatting about his most recent show, BBC's Hunted, producer Frank Spotnitz was asked about the status of X-Files 3. He reveals that the film still doesn't have a script, but he is certain of the plot if it were ever made. Hit the jump to check it out.
Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Frank Spotnitz, and Chris Carter have all expressed interest in making a third X-Files movie, but so far Fox has been extremely quiet on the matter. No greenlight in sight. While the first featured film did $190 million at the worldwide box office, the second film struggled with a measly $68 million.
The website Den of Geeks caught up with Frank Spotnitz, who worked on the show for eight of its nine seasons. He came on as a writer and then eventually took on more responsibilities as an executive producer for four seasons. He was asked about about the status of X-Files 3, specifically if a script was in place. "No. No I don’t. I mean I’ve known for many years what I would like the movie to be and I’ve been talking to Chris Carter about it for many years, but there is no script," he said. Adding that plot is, "the climax of the alien colonization story that began the series."
If a third movie happens or if it doesn't Fox still has brand name value with The X-Files, and Spotnitz could see Fox rebooting the television series in the future like Star Trek did. "I wouldn’t be surprised at all," Spotnitz explained. "I mean, 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. Anything could happen. I just hope that if they do it, they do it well, that’s my only request."
By the way most of you may have missed the final scene from The X files I Want Believe, as it was shown after the credits. It reveals that Mulder and Scully have headed to warmer waters to finally get away from the politics and the ghouls. This might be the last we see of the two characters, so soak it up.
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