News Archive: October 2007|
It's Official! X-Files 2 - Coming Summer 2008
Posted at 4:06 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 31, 2007
'X Files' sequel headed to theaters
By Gina Piccalo
October 31, 2007
Los Angeles Times
The rumors were right! An "X Files" sequel is headed to theaters next summer, to be released July 25, 2008, Twentieth Century Fox announced today.
Stars of the cult series David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will co-star in the untitled project, directed by Chris Carter, who co-wrote the screenplay with Frank Spotnitz.
The plot is top secret for now.
The studio's news release said only that "the supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes, and takes the always-complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions."
The studio confirmed that shooting will begin in December in Vancouver. The announcement comes after rumors of a sequel hit the web on Monday.
The film's release will come 10 years after "The X Files" feature film, released in June 1998 and directed by Rob Bowman. Carter produced and co-wrote that film with Spotnitz.
The popular series ran on Fox from 1993 to 2002.
The Smell of Apples
Posted at 9:20 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Target, Pink to pick 'Apples'
By Stuart Kemp
October 31, 2007
The Hollywood Reporter
U.K. television company Target Entertainment, which is taking its first tentative steps into the world of film production, and fledgling movie production label Pink Sands, formed by Kate McCreery and former WMA Europe topper Charles Finch, are partnering on Kfir Yefet's The Smell of Apples.
The two companies will bankroll and begin shooting the film, based on the novel by Mark Behr, in early 2008. Gillian Anderson ("The Last King of Scotland") and Julian McMahon ("Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer") are set to star. No budget was disclosed.
Produced by McCreery and Finch, "Apples" is billed as a coming-of-age family story set in 1970s Cape Town, South Africa.
How Darin Morgan Saved The X-Files
Posted at 5:57 AM (PDT) on Monday, October 29, 2007
Not Just a Fluke: How Darin Morgan Saved The X-Files
by Jonathan Kirby
After playing the “Fluke Man”, Darin Morgan reluctantly agreed to write for The X-Files. His four episodes turned a struggling show around with humor and a deep concern with the pain of loneliness in a strange and incomprehensible world.
Read the article at PopMatters.com.