David Duchovny, much like everyone else involved in the creation of “The X-Files” (not to mention its rabid fan base), wants to see a third movie made.
The “Californication” star is puzzled why Fox hasn’t made a second sequel to “X-Files : Fight the Future” (1998) but assumes its got something to do with the critically and commercially unsuccessful “X-Files : I Want to Believe” – which, he admits, is a film with it’s fair share of issues, namely budgetary.
“That book doesn’t close until somebody dies, really”, Duchovny tells Collider of doing more “X-Files”. “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 ‘cause that’s their nature.”
The actor, out promoting his new movie “Goats”, says he would “love to do another film, or more. 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 fuckin’ 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. I don’t know if they made the Green Lantern either, but I’m just using that as an example of, “Why make that film? Why not make a homegrown franchise that is excellent, and that has proven to be excellent and interesting?” I don’t get it, but that’s not my business.”
“I think Chris [Carter] is probably working on an idea, so we’ll see. 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. 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.”
Guess we’ll see…