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07 April 2007 @ 05:54 pm
XFiles Movie again! Woohoo!!  
More info on the movie and can I just say I'm so relieved!?!?

It's been five years since The X-Files final episode was aired and nine years since the feature film was released. Though a second film has been rumored for many years, fans had begun to suspect that a new film would be as likely as the government admitting there's a Roswell cover-up. Well, it looks like things may have changed.

TheX-Files was created by Chris Carter and debuted on September 10, 1993 on FOX. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson starred as FBI Agents Mulder and Scully who investigated cases of paranormal activity called "X-Files." The series ran for 201 episodes and inspired a short-run spin-off series (The Lone Gunmen) and a feature film in 1998 (The X-Files: Fight the Future). The series popularity declined in its later years and it ended on May 19, 2002 with more than a few mysteries left unsolved. The show remains popular and was named the second greatest cult show of all time in 2006 by TV Guide.

Since Hollywood is so hot to stick with known properties (hence the big-screen adaptations of Underdog, The Dukes of Hazzard, Magnum P.I., etc., etc., etc.), it seems like another X-Files film would be an easy greenlight. Not so. Back in early 2004, Duchovny said he believed a second film would begin production in "the next year or so." Nope. In 2005, Duchovney told reporters that he expected to shoot X-Files 2 later that year or in early 2006. Didn't happen.

Now, after years of delays, things are moving forward. It seems the movie was delayed due to an ongoing lawsuit between series creator Chris Carter and the FOX studio over syndication profits. The lawsuit has reportedly now been settled. Both Duchovny and Anderson have finally been signed to do the film. Anderson recently said, "Every year or two they talk about it again, but it seems like it might be for real this time. Somehow it seems like somebody's really serious about it."

The film's plot details however remain locked away, safe from prying eyes -- even those of Agent Scully. Anderson revealed, "I keep in e-mail contact with Chris but he won't talk about it. At all." Mulder's alter-ego Duchovny seems to have uncovered a few more details. He says that the movie will focus mostly on the core characters Mulder and Scully (sorry Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish) and will be a standalone supernatural thriller. It won't directly relate to the alien conspiracy that became the series' overlying storyline. If the film does well, Duchovny believes there will be additional movies as well.

Will the film touch on any of the questions left hanging by the end of the series -- like the fact that there's a world-ending alien invasion coming on December 22, 2012? It doesn't sound like it but Anderson says that the movie sequel's function isn't to appease the hardcore fans. "I actually don't have enough of a perspective to say whether questions were answered or whether it [the series] was wrapped up enough in the end, and honestly there's part of me that doesn't care. I can be sympathetic to die-hard fans who might feel left in short shrift, but that's where my sympathies lie!"

Filming should begin in 2008 or sooner. Hopefully the new X-Files movie will be released sometime before Christmas 2012, after which I guess it really wouldn't matter anymore. Or maybe there will be a government cover up to stop the movie from being released because it reveals too much... conspiracy lovers, stay tuned!


(Note: I did fix the spelling of names when I brought this over since the article got 'em wrong here and there. Carpenter for Carter? Duchovney?

As much as I did enjoy the first movie -- and I really did! -- I wished when I first heard about it that it was going to be a stand-alone, and not conspiracy, but of course, it was conspiracy, so I'm really glad to hear that this will be stand-alone. They have some absolutely fabulous stand-alones that could easily be stretched another hour, so I'm really, really, REALLY looking forward to it. And, of course, hopefully, Mulder and Scully will be having sex now!!!!!!!!!! since it was certainly implied towards the end of the series that they were.

Sigh, I was always of the belief that that is exactly how CC should have just done it, not make a big deal about it, but just small random things like his tie at her place, a comment here or there that clearly implied that they were romantically together. Just never made a big deal of because, except for a kiss here or there to throw a bone because honestly most MSers who loved the show didn't want the format changed to accommodate a relationship, we just wanted it acknowledged that they were together. That's it.

Anyhoo, looking forward to it so much and itching to finally get the DVDs now.
zellie: tv : x-files [all things]leucocrystal on April 7th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Oh man, now I am psyched.  Awesome.

And if you are on the hunt for the DVDs, I cannot recommend half.ebay.com more highly than I've already mentioned.  It's where I got mine from recently, and they probably have the best prices you're going to find.  I am so stoked to have them!  And all the episode suggestions people have already offered in my latest post have been great. *dances*
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on April 7th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
Well, I am in the process of moving, so buying them (although I was just looking at S1, but decided nope, I'm gonna wait until I'm settled) isn't the best idea right now.

My fave eps (Off the top of my head): Paper Hearts (S4), Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (S3) -- the best 2 eps in my opinion, Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (S3), Je Souhaite (S7), Redux I/II (S5, although you have to deal with the icky, GA-making Scully THE biggest bitch to Mulder EVER!! episode, "Gethsemane" first, uggh), Eve (S1) -- first episode I watched, it's what hooked me, Ice (S1), Duane Barry/Ascension (S2), Beyond the Sea (S1), Dreamland I/II (S6), How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (S6) -- S6 was my favorite season, that and then S3. Ah, so many good ones.

I don't know if you're interested, but I did something (and sadly never finished it, when I get all the DVDs, I might finish it here, but anyhoo) with MS that I never did with any other couple. I took every scene that had a romantic tinge to it and took the dialogue and wrote the scene up in novel form, highlighting the romantic aspect of it. Hah! I had my sister's ancient cap-maker too. Anyhoo, here's the link to the site (it was my first website, LOL!).

The Detailing of a Subtle Romance
zellie: tv : x-files [gazing]leucocrystal on April 8th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's probably a good idea.  It's kind of crazy what can get lost/misplaced/simply up and disappear in the midst of a move.  God knows how much of my stuff I have yet to locate, and we've been hear going on a year now!  *shakes head*

I can't wait until S2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 arrive, and I can check out everyone's recommendations (some of which I've seen, and others I haven't).  I actually just watched "all things" (S7) last night, and while I know it's not a favourite (because of the whole GA wrote it/Scully had an affair with some other dude stuff), I really loved the scenes, short as they were between Mulder and Scully.  Especially, of course, the one at the end.  What's not to love about that?

I'm definitely going to have to check out that website -- at first glance, despite how long it's been since you've worked on it, I think it looks great!  And of course, picking it back up again once you get the DVDs would never be a bad thing in my book. ;)
Arabian: MS_RSarabian on April 8th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, that was GA always trying to get Scully laid. Seriously. Ugh, just SO. NOT. A. GA. FAN.
zellie: tv : x-files [call]leucocrystal on April 8th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Heh, I can't blame you.  If it weren't for the couple Mulder scenes, particularly the one at the end?  I doubt I'd like the episode much at all.
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on April 8th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, and oy the slo-mo stuff of Scully was utterly ludicrous, I mean stupendously ludicrous. Let's just say, she's NO David Duchovny when it comes to writing. All of his episodes were FABULOUS! I especially loved his first, The UnNatural with Jesse Martin. It's funny, that's the first thing I ever saw Martin in and I hadn't started watching Law & Order yet, so when Rent came out, he kept commenting how people were so surprised he could sing and smile based on L&O, and for me, it was all duh! Because he smiled a lot in the XF episode and he sang in it too. (It wasn't in the script, but Martin was singing between takes, Duchovny was like "damn, you're good, can I put it in the episode?" and so they did.

Uh, yeah, tangent!
zellie: tv : x-files [spooky]leucocrystal on April 8th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)
Let's just say, she's NO David Duchovny when it comes to writing. All of his episodes were FABULOUS!

I love how I didn't even know DD wrote The UnNatural, or any other episodes.  See, this is what I miss out on by being so far out of the loop.  I'll definitely watch his episodes, though. :)
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on April 8th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
They're all good, the Hollywood AD got the most buzz -- it guest-starred Tea Leoni (I adored her before David Duchovny, so when they got hitched and they are still like THE best celebrity couple ever!!!!!!!!!!!!) as "Scully" and Garry Shandling as "Mulder," I liked it, but I liked TU better. Besides, TU had one of the BEST, MOST SQUEE-WORTHY shippy moments ever. Baseball practice! He also directed HAD. He did a couple of others, but those were post-Mulder in the credits ep and I wasn't watching it regularly then and I think I was obsessed with Buffy/Xander and BtVS at that point, so I drifted off. I just couldn't handle Mulder-less XF at that point. I tried to catch his episodes, but I lived on Guam at the time and TV was very unreliable.
zellie: tv : x-files [kiss]leucocrystal on April 8th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
Awesome, I'll have to check that one out as well.  I can definitely understand not being up for Mulder-less X-Files, especially if the episodes were hard to come by at the time.  While I enjoyed the S8/9 episodes sans Mulder in their own right, he definitely was the heart of the show for me.
Arabian: MS_RSarabian on April 8th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Hee, looking at your icon made me count down the MS kisses ....

1st - was in the extended scene in the hospital from Memento Mori (S4) when he kissed her forehead. In the extended scene, they kiss on the lips first for a few seconds. I think I still have it on tape somewhere, but I'm not even sure I could get it onto the computer. I'll have to go through my tapes of XF extras.

2nd - was in Triangle (S6), but it was Mulder with 1940's/alternate universe "Scully" and it was really dark.

3rd - was their actual on-screen, with each other, FIRST kiss and that was the New Year's kiss in Season 7's Millenium

4th - is in Existence (S8) and to quote tv.com ... "This episode was not supposed to end with a passionate or more-than-friendly kiss between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, however David Duchovny and the episode's director, Kim Manners, told Chris Carter that they felt this kiss was absolutely necessary, so the episode uses that. It subsequently is used to (more or less) justify that Mulder is in fact the father of William."

5th - the final episode, The Truth, the best kiss, the longest kiss, the most-squee-worthy kiss ... even is Skinner is standing right there (his reaction is funny, though, as is Mulder's response, hee!). Sigh.

And I do have the final episode on tape, so I'm going go watch that kiss now. Hee!!!!!!!!!
zellie: tv : x-files [kiss]leucocrystal on April 8th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
Hee, I was actually looking into that the other day.  I also ended up tracking down the hilarious blooper one from the movie, where it looks like she practically mauls him up against the wall.  The best kiss really is from The Truth, though, and it's pretty hilarious that Skinner is right there, shuffling his feet, isn't it?  I love those two too much, I think.

And man, that hallway scene from Memento Mori, extended or otherwise, is just killer.
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on April 8th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
I know I've seen it, but do you have the movie blooper link? I'd like to see it.

I did check and I wasn't going to sit through 6hrs x 4 of DD/GA press/miscellaneous XF extras to find it, but I'm fairly positive those four tapes were what I had. So maybe, someday I'll sit down and catalogue them all, find a way to get them from VHS to computer and offer them here. On the other hand, most of it is probably up on youtube somewhere. In fact, lemme go check ... yup, the cut kiss is on youtube! Yay!

And yes, I did just watch the last kiss about 10x. Hee! Skinner looks so like "erm, I guess this means they have been getting it on. Thanks for the eyewitness truth, guys. Not." Hee!
Arabian: World of Squee!arabian on April 8th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
NM: I found it on youtube. Hee! And I did see it before.
zellie: tv : x-files [shadows]leucocrystal on April 8th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
I really wish I could find the movie blooper somewhere other than YouTube.  It's got to be somewhere, because a few people have even made animated icons of it, and they don't look like they were made with the horrible YouTube quality captures, so it really makes me wonder.

Heh, Skinner is great in that scene, as is Mulder's reply to him.  Gold!
Arabian: MS_RSarabian on April 8th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it does. But I'm happy we at least have it. Maybe if they actually do the 2nd movie, a whole bunch of XF stuff will start coming out, including that.
Femme Fetale: [csi]Smart is Sexy.slayervixen on April 7th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Mulder/Scully are love...TXF owned my soul and scared the crap out of me for most of my teenage life. M/S are the original OTP even before L/V and B/A I loved these two.

WOOT! New movie.
Arabian: MS_RSarabian on April 7th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Yuppers (well, it was B/X for me, but other than that ... yuppers).
boundaid on April 8th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
I am not really in the XFiles fandom. I am going to try and buy seasons 1-9 because for what I've seen, I love it. I've seen very criss crossed episodes. But the movie? Feels very stand-alone. To me at least it does? It acts like a pilot. Because to the untrained eye that COULD of been the series. They work together. Spooky and Scully. Scully is not really into the idea of the supernatural because of her PhD and her Catholicism, and by the middle of the series, she believes in a way and then? BAM. It happens to her. The Supernatural.
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on April 8th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, I do think that Chris Carter and Rob Bowman did do a very good job of straddling the line between newbies and die-hard fans. If you're ever able to get the seasons (you only need S1-5) to see the "intro" to the movie because the movie, timeline-wise, fits between seasons 5 and 6, but it does add a lot more weight and depth to the film, I think.

It's a great, great show. It had some stinkers, but still managed to knock out a handful of excellent eps each season and the rest were a fair combination of great, good, okay with a few bad in the mix. So overall, not a bad bargain. And if you love the show and not just Mulder or M/S, I've heard S7-9 (with 8 being the most Mulder-less) are really good too. In fact, when I buy them, I'm buying them all even though I didn't watch much of 7-9 when it aired. I think I was just too close to it in terms of MULDER! MULDER! MULDER to let go and just enjoy it. But knowing how it ends, I'm about 99.9% sure I'll enjoy it even with the Mulder-less eps (and I know that he was never forgotten, he was always a fabric of the show).