I just realized this thread was in General... We have some overlap in the XF3 forum which is fine, since The Third Film has been driving most X-Files activity for the past couple of years.
Here's the a link to Spotnitz's most recent response to a letter published at BigLight, with excerpts from the original letter (it's thesis length); FS's reply is in full.[/i]http://biglight.com/blog/an-unspeakable-truth/
April 14th, 2012
An Unspeakable Truth? ... [EXCERPTS]
This has being brewing for many months now and I think it is important that you post it as, although it is only the personal speculation of one extremely avid fan, on what I conceive can possibly happen or not happen for The X-Files now, I feel it needs saying and is actually what a lot of fans, when not kidding themselves, will be thinking, or trying to articulate in their minds and to each other:
It now seems that the mark has been, tragically, missed.
I am crushed as I write this as a long time & avid fan of The X-Files; 10 years have we waited, our excitement, anticipation, and hope worked up to fever pitch over the last few years as the specifically stated date, December 22nd 2012,the all essential end to our story, draws nearer. But after what has been stated today by your good self it becomes clear that this dated event will, once unimaginably, simply not happen and be met, due to some real life bullsh*t studio financial technicality or whatever. I can not help but take this update as the revaltion of an absolute travesty, the outcome of which is genuinely totally apalling and so disappointing…
I know you would never give your own game away but please, if there is any ... possibility that some feature other than a full-blown feature film ... may be made and released ... by December 2012, rather than after, then please, I beg you, let it be known in some small way, however cryptic (Don’t Give Up won’t quite cut it anymore).
This is a sad day for The X-Files. Please, please, PLEASE, let there be hope…
Daniel, I smiled at the “phantom” movie idea — that’s a notion worthy of an X-Files fan! Unfortunately, there’s no truth to it — all the projects we’ve been working on are real, and there is no secret X-Files movie (on TV, DVD or for theatrical release) ready to be released by December 2012.
I wish there was.
I wouldn’t still be cheerleading for a third X-Files movie if I thought it was too late. There remains a powerful creative and commercial argument for a third X-Files feature film. And when it finally gets made, don’t worry. It will kick ass.