Even though I Want to Believe turned out to be an even bigger box-office bomb than the most pessimistic fans could have ever predicted, there might be a third, straight-to-DVD X-Files movie so that Chris Carter can wring the last drops of mystery out of the franchise.
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Seriously, how cool are these credits? Less is more, folks:
Although after all these years I still have no idea what these things are meant to be:
The plot of I Want to Believe is “a little incomprehensible”, according to early spoilers which may or may not be genuine. Hmmm – incomprehensible isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because I saw The Dark Knight on Thursday and it was brilliant despite its occasional detours into the confusing.
Unfortunately the mystery reviewer adds that the plot isn’t very interesting and not very scary, which: boo.
More spoilers about Mulder and Scully’s relationship in the film are here, if you absolutely can’t wait till July 24.
Depending on what kind of social life you have, this just might be the creepiest thing you see all weekend. I present to you cyber-Gordon Ramsay from Ubisoft’s Hell’s Kitchen video game:
Jesus Christ. [Link]
Fortunately not all TV characters look like homicidal maniacs when they’re adapted to another medium. There’s an X-Files comic coming out soon with a title page that cutely reproduces the show’s credits:
Consider me deeply concerned about The X-Files sequel – seems the movie’s script was kept under such tight wraps that even the cast weren’t allowed to see it:
“I actually had to convince [director Chris Carter] to give me a script,” [David] Duchovny told an audience at the LA Film Festival this week. He and Carter then dished on the way extreme on-set secrecy:
Carter tried to improvise an entire night’s shooting, and told the crew to follow him. No plans, no advance notice, just leading people around saying, We’re going to shoot here and we’re going to do this. “It’s not a good way to make a movie,” Carter admitted.
That’s not a good omen, right? (Though, honestly, as if I won’t see the movie on opening night even if it is total crap.)
io9 has a smattering of fresh details about the upcoming X-Files sequel, and when I say smattering I mean it: there’s almost nothing out about this movie. Initially the intense shroud of secrecy came across as an intriguing suspense-trick, but now it seems more like bad marketing; luckily, co-writer Frank Spotnitz has promised we’ll know more about the plot come its late-July release. We better.