David Duchovny is keen on another X-Files movie

"There is no such thing as that story ever ending"

It's been four years since The X-Files: I Want To Believe arrived to a muted response from fans and critics alike, but star David Duchovny hasn't given up on the venerable sci-fi franchise, and has even been discussing the possibility of a third feature film.

"That book doesn’t close until somebody dies, really," said Duchovny of the possibility of a return. "One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness. 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 because that’s their nature."

"I would love to do another film, or more," he continues. "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 fucking 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."

Perhaps part of the reason might be the way the last film flopped, although Duchovny argues that that was because the studio didn't supply the project with adequate funds to do itself justice.

"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," he continues. "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."

Indeed you aren't, but with the Batman now out of the way, perhaps it's time for Mulder and Scully to make a comeback. Perhaps…

Would you be interested in another X-Files film? Tell us, below!


    • nacho316

      Aug 10th 2012, 7:55

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Because he's skint and a f*****g s**t ACTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST DISAPEAR DAVE YOU NOBEND XFILES DIED WITH THE FIRST MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............

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    • Heisenberg

      Aug 10th 2012, 8:10

      Skint?? being worth $60m and at $225,000 an episode i think he doing alright for himself, but good knowledge/research there chap. And it's spelled Knobend.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Aug 10th 2012, 8:19

      Greatnesses? That's not even a word

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Aug 10th 2012, 9:55

      Neither's no-bend. I thought the second film (as c**p as it was) was a good sign because it showed a willingness on their part to get back to the low-key standalone stories of the first couple of seasons.

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    • NickyC

      Aug 10th 2012, 11:11

      After that barrage of insults pointed towards executives, I bet they'll reboot without him just to p*ss on his chips.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 10th 2012, 14:33

      I'll watch another one, that series will forever hold a special place in my heart because I grew up with it. Oh and Nacho, David's pretty good in Californiacation.

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    • ilikescifi

      Aug 10th 2012, 15:13

      I kinda liked the low-key approach to #2 and I thought it was a sign of more small, intriguing films to come from the franchise. How about maintaining a steady, consistent presence instead of epic reboot reboot reboot style?

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    • alexr

      Aug 10th 2012, 15:56

      The difficulty with I Want To Believe was that there was nothing X-Files about it. It was a f*****g serial killer story with a tiny 'is Billy Connelly psychic' sheen to it. What made the series so great was the fact that they had all of these paranormal events happenning, but Mulder never left with any proof and Scully could counter with science. While Scully is now a believer, maybe it's time to bring the story to a close with a couple more movies. Personally, I liked Fight The Future as it was deeply embedded in the series mythology. Perhaps a new movie could pick up some threads from the series and start a new X-Files trilogy...possibly leading into a new TV Series...maybe?

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    • veers

      Aug 10th 2012, 22:10

      A couple of things first: 1) The show is called 'The X Files'. No hyphen. Check from IMDb. 2) The first movie is called 'The X Files' - "Fight the Future" is just the *tagline*, like "The Truth Is Out There". That being said, the studio promised us 'The Truth' (final episode), yet gave none. They owe us closure. Unfortunately, the Hollywood history is ripe with non-closures. Personally, I want to believe it will happen, but I trust no one to actually deliver.

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    • EwanMcTeagle

      Aug 11th 2012, 7:35

      I enjoyed the 1st movie - it was set in the series and managed as a standalone story, but I hated the 2nd one as it felt like a regular thriller and not that good for that matter. I would really like another movie - a solid movie with a perfect of mix the TV show's mythology and a standaone storytelling. Nevertheless I will go the theatre for any X-File movie they pt out, no matter how many and how weak they'll be:) I really think that with the 3rd one they should stick closer to the 1st movie scheme - a standalone story (or a 1st part of a trilogy -whatever) that's set in the TV series' mythology and its world. But I'm afraid that for that to work they would have to start of where the 5th or 6th season ended and simply ingore the latter seasons (thought I liked the first season with Robert Patrick it just seemed like a different show) like they'd never existed. And I'm not sure that poeple will get fooled like that:)

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