A year ago this month, the X-Files world went wild when a website paraphrased Gillian Anderson while she was on a publicity tour in Croatia. At that time, the Croatian website wrote that Gillian Anderson said the movie was in early production and would be ready by 2012. Alas, this story was debunked once video of her interview was aired and people heard for themselves what Anderson actually said. What Anderson actually said was, “I don’t know whether that’s going to happen or not, but there isn’t any reason not to do it. It was fun, it was hard work. I feel a certain commitment to that group of people that I worked with and we still enjoy doing it, when we do it. There is no reason why not to come together and do it again. If they can pull it off, we’ll find some reason to make it.”
So where are we now?
This summer hopes were raised for X-Files 3 when Chris Carter and David Duchovny were spotted together at the beach and at a ballgame. While at the ballgame in July, a fan reported that Chris Carter knocked on his head like he was knocking on wood when asked if X-Files 3 would be made.
While touring to promote his film, The Joneses, David Duchovny always seemed to work the interviews around to a potential X-Files 3 movie and made it clear that he wanted to continue the X-Files franchise. During an interview featured on MTV, Duchovny said, “As far as the X-Files movie I’d like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy. I think it’s natural for The X-Files to have another movie in 2012, so we’ll see if we get to do it.”
Fox Chairman Tom Rothman said, “It’s really up to Chris, David, and Gillian.” They definitely seem willing.
Chris Carter once said that if I Want to Believe was successful, then he would suggest a third movie that would focus on the alien invasion. To date, I Want to Believe has grossed over $68 million dollars and cost a mere $30 million to make. In 2009, Carter indicated the movie was a “theoretical possibility” based on the international box office gross.
What does all this mean? It means I Want My XFiles 3!
David Duchovny will reunite with Amanda Peet in “Break of Noon,” the theater production Neil LaBute. The two previously starred together in The X-Files I Want to Believe. Duchovny portrays a man who sees God during an office shooting. Peet will play two roles, Duchovny’s wife (Ginger) and the role of the wife’s cousin (Jesse).
MMC Theater is producing the play, scheduled to start previews on October 28, will open on November 15. It is scheduled to run through December 12 at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Jo Bonney is the director. Christmas holidays in New York City complete with seeing David Duchovny. Sounds wonderful.
Coming in at #50 on the Entertainment Weekly list of ”50 Biggest Emmy Nomination Snubs is The X-Files own William B. Davis for his role as CSM / CGB Spender. It is hard to understand how such a perfectly portrayed villain could have been ignored for the award. The Cigarette Smoking Man was a multi-faceted, creepy, menacing (but I won’t say lovable) character who was vitally important to the mythology of the series.
If you are in L.A. on Saturday night, Dean Haglund invites you to watch his improv. He will be performing as part of ”Round Three: Aquarius-Pisces-Aries-Leo” with the Zodiac Thrillers at the Bang Studio. Tickets are only $12 at the door.
The Zodiac Thrillers are a unique improv group that begins in the summer. It is a competition with twleve teams of improvisers grouped by the astrological sign. The twelve teams perform through three weekly performances in order reach the final “Night of Champions” on August 28th. That is when the three weekly winners will compete for the title of “Funniest Astrological Sign.”
Fans know Dean Haglund from his recurring role as Ringo Langley, one of the Lone Gunmen in The X-Files.
Good luck Dean!
Gabe Rotter’s new book, The Human Bobby, is gathering warm reviews. Fans of The X-Files will remember that Rotter began his career as writer’s assistant to Chris Carter and is the Director of Development for 1013 Productions. Carter wrote “Gabe Rotter is a clever storyteller and a smart one, too.”
As shared by http://x-fileslexicon.com, Rotter is encouraging fans to buy his book and help put it on the bestseller lists. Rotter wrote,
Or come to one of my book signings and buy it there: Diesel Books in Brentwood @ 7p.
LOS ANGELES: I’ll be appearing TOMORROW at
LONG ISLAND: I’ll be appearing at Book Revue in Huntington on August 25th @7p.
NEW YORK CITY: I’ll be appearing at Barnes &; Noble Tribeca on August 26th @ 7p.
Please pick up a copy if you can — I need ALL the help and support I can get from friends and loved ones! This next 2 weeks is my best chance at getting on a bestseller list — but I need to SELL COPIES! Please please please spread the word!
Here’s a great review that just came in today:
Thanks so much in advance — I hope to see you at one of the events, and if not, hope you’ll be able to grab a copy ASAP!
PS — ALSO AVAILABLE TMRW ON KINDLE AND iPAD!”
Patrick , who played Special Agent John Doggett for the last two seasons of the X-Files, will portray “John Barrett.” John Barrett is an industrialist who is characterized as a king compared to the two main characters, who are just pawns.
It appears, however, that Barrett will be a target as well. Tune in on Thursday to find out!
You can now order the Lone Gunmen / Harsh Realm Limited Edition Release of Mark Snow’s music from the two episodes. Featuring over 77 minutes of music, there are 18 tracks from The Lone Gunmen and 15 tracks from Harsh Realm. You can order it here: http://www.lalalandrecords.com/LoneGunmen.html for $19.98.
I’ve started a league on CBS Sportsline. It is free to play. The draft is September 4 and is an automated draft.
If you are new to fantasy football, here are the basic rules. The draft allows you to “draft” players who actually play in the NFL. Each week, you will select the players that you want to play in your matchup against another team owner. You earn points for how well the real NFL Player performs.
If memory serves me correctly, you will play a quarterback, 2 running backs, 2 receivers, 1 tight end, 1 kicker, and 1 defense each week.
Je Souhaite and I played in a league last year and we made it to the Super Bowl (the final game to determine who wins the league championship). JX won it all unfor…I mean…congrats to JX for winning!
So, click the link to go to the forum for more information. The link to join is posted there. If you already have a membership at CBS Sportsline, then join our league “XFiles Universe” or if not then fill out the registration, and JX & I can help you figure out the rest.
Crossover videos are becoming more common in the X-Files World. Here is one created by yutin0107 that features some footage that I rarely see in fanvids along with some FTF and merges it with Inception. Enjoy!
Gillian Anderson is set to play a Victorian prostitute in a new BBC2 drama. Shooting will begin later in August.
She will portray Sugar, a “working girl” who manages to escape life in a brothel through the help of a wealthy man (played by Richard E. Grant). The four part drama will be named The Crimson Petal and the White, and will air early next year.
Anderson will also be seen in the British drama Any Human Heart with co-star Kim Cattrall. It is based on the book by William Boyd, about a fictional author. Anderson will play the Duchess of Windsor. Gillian Anderson is best known for her role as Dana Scully in The X-Files.