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Old August 21 2012, 04:59 PM   #16
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Re: How likely is a new X-Files movie?

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I used a movie cash coupon to get into it.
You cheap bastard!
Not my fault FOX put out a bunch of DVDs with movie cash coupons before the movie came out.

Take a look at my posts in the movies seen in 2012 thread to get an idea of just how cheap I can be, though, especially now that I work for a movie theater chain!

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Old August 21 2012, 06:17 PM   #17
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Re: How likely is a new X-Files movie?

I'd be shocked if there was ever another X-Files movie. I'd like one but I just don't see it happening.
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Old August 21 2012, 07:08 PM   #18
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Re: How likely is a new X-Files movie?

I'd love another X-Files movie too, though more like the excellent first than the so-so second. I was also kinda hoping Scully and/or Mulder might guest on a Fringe episode, seen as the FBI's "X Division" was mentioned in an early episode. Certainly, several of Fringe's early episodes were very X-Files-esque and M&S would have fit in quite well.
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Old August 21 2012, 07:14 PM   #19
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I'd be surprised if we got another movie at this point, although there has been some talk of it moving forward from the actors. If the networks (including FOX) were still in the business of producing TV movies or miniseries, I'd suggest that format, but they're not in that business anymore. Even FX, which has rerun the show, doesn't dabble in anything like that.
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Old August 21 2012, 07:16 PM   #20
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I'd be surprised if we got another movie at this point,
That's how I felt about "I Want to Believe," and then it happened. David Duchovny has recently been interviewed saying that he's surprised a third movie hasn't been made yet.

Obviously, the longer we wait, the less likely it is, but I feel like enough of the cast and crew are interested in doing it that I am still willing to hold out hope.
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Old August 21 2012, 08:22 PM   #21
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The X-Files: I Want To Believe was held up for several years because of lawsuits from David Duchovny and Chris Carter against Twentieth-Century Fox over syndication revenues. (Fox sold the rerun rights to FX, part of the greater News Corporation conglomerate, instead of letting other networks compete for the chance to rerun the show; once that was resolved, they didn't compensate profit participants including Carter according to the deals that were made).

If those lawsuits hadn't occured, I bet a movie would have happened earlier, and been made for a bigger budget. As it happens, it had been several years since the series ended when they made the second film, and Fox wasn't confident that the fanbase existed to support a big-budget movie. Either they were proven right or the low-budget, standalone movie they wanted became a self-fulfilling prophecy, but the movie failed hard at the box office.

That's going to be quite a hurdle for a prospective third film to overcome, although stranger things have happened.
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Old August 22 2012, 12:31 AM   #22
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The X-files 2 should have been made and released right after the series ended. Instead Fox had to ruin this franchise by being greedy and not paying what was owed to the two stars.

This is the same reason it took so long for PJ to make The Hobbit.
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Old August 22 2012, 05:12 AM   #23
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I think if you had an X-Files movie that returned to being a little more grand in scale (with better promotion) and was about the alien mythology again, people would largely forget about the mess of the second movie and go to theaters. The characters are still beloved, and many of the fans have been hoping for something to be done about the 2012 colonization for years. Alien movies are a big deal again right now (and frequently come back into style), so if it came out in a year or two it wouldn't seem to be bunched in with all of those or too distant from the trend that people are completely over it.
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Old August 22 2012, 02:13 PM   #24
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Alien movies have always been big. Remember the Transformers movies? Avatar? They just didn't get big this year.
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Old August 23 2012, 02:54 AM   #25
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Maybe it's time to reboot the X-Files franchise?

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Old August 23 2012, 02:59 AM   #26
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Fox had to ruin this franchise by being greedy and not paying what was owed to the two stars.
Well, there's also the fact that Carter and Co. continued the series several years beyond its logical ending point, even after the two stars had bailed, and tainted the show's quality with a lot of really, really bad episodes and then a bad movie that openly tried to be more like "CSI" than "The X Files" because of what was trendy in pop culture at the moment. That right there was enough to permanently damage the franchise.

X-Files was really good up to a point, but it's clearly been over for quite some time. The only chance we'll see anything new is maybe in 10 to 15 years when Hollywood goes for the inevitable reboot with new actors.
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Old August 23 2012, 02:59 AM   #27
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Maybe it's time to reboot the X-Files franchise?

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They already rebooted it as a porno.
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Old August 23 2012, 10:15 AM   #28
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Well, there's also the fact that Carter and Co. continued the series several years beyond its logical ending point, even after the two stars had bailed, and tainted the show's quality with a lot of really, really bad episodes and then a bad movie that openly tried to be more like "CSI" than "The X Files" because of what was trendy in pop culture at the moment. That right there was enough to permanently damage the franchise.
Anderson never bailed, she was in every episode of Season 8 & 9 except one and her role was only cut back in a few episodes.
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Old August 23 2012, 11:51 AM   #29
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I'd love to see a third movie to wrap up the show, and the actors seem up for it. If only they found a way to get the money.

I also vaguely remember once reading something about ideas/plans for a (direct-to-tv or -dvd) Millennium movie, with possible guest roles for secondary X-Files characters, like Doggett. I guess that also never moved beyond the "wouldn't it be cool" stage...
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Old August 23 2012, 12:33 PM   #30
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I imagine they're waiting for the reboot.
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