David Duchovny Talks New X-Files Movie and Why the Last One Sucked
When it comes to television, "The X-Files" was an amazing show. When it comes to the big screen, the movies based on that show fall flatter than a flaccid ninety-year-old with an empty bottle of Viagra. Especially the last one. Could another right those wrongs?
Collider recently caught up with star David Duchovny, who had this to say about the possibility of a third film...
"One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness," Duchovny tells the site. "It was about possibility. It wasn’t about closure. It just couldn’t be. There is no such thing as that story ever ending. Those characters are forever searching. That’s what they do. Even if we’re not watching them, they’re out there, in some dimension. Mulder and Scully are still doing their thing ‘cause that’s their nature."
He continues, "I would love to do another film, or more. I think we’re all game for it. I know I’m kind of perplexed that Fox isn’t more [enthusiastic]. Here’s a homegrown property that you don’t have to go buy, like fuckin’ Green Lantern or something, to make it. Here you’ve got an actual action franchise that’s your own. It’s weird to me, but I’m not an executive. I don’t know if they made the Green Lantern either, but I’m just using that as an example of, 'Why make that film? Why not make a homegrown franchise that is excellent and that has proven to be excellent and interesting?' I don’t get it, but that’s not my business."
As for the debacle that was The X-Files: I Want to Believe...
"I think Chris [Carter] is probably working on an idea so we’ll see. Unfortunately, with the last one, they didn’t spend the money to compete in a summer fashion, and they brought it out in the summer. It should be a summer film. It should be an action film. But the last one we made was not. The last one we made was a dark, contemplative, small $25 million film. It was basically an independent film. When you come out against Batman, it's not going to happen. You’re not going to be sold as an independent film, and you’re not going to compete against Batman with $25 million."
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