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X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet
Directed by: Chris Carter

U.S. Opening Date: July 25th, 2008



David Duchovny will reprise his role of Special Agent Fox Mulder. Gillian Anderson is also expected to be back on board to play Special Agent Dana Scully. The popular series ran on Fox from 1993 to 2002. Rob Bowman directed the first feature, which hit theaters on June 19, 1998.

Ten years after the first film and six years after the show went off the air, The X-Files returns to theaters with Fox Mulder, Dana Scully.

"We spent a lot of time on (the mythology) and wrapped up a lot of threads when the show went off the air in 2002," says Chris Carter, creator of the series and director of the new movie. "We want a stand-alone movie, not a mythology conspiracy one."

"While this is not a mythology movie, it's true to everything that's come before," writer Frank Spotnitz said at the William S. Paley Television Festival recently. "It's true to Mulder and Scully, who they are and where they would be this point in their lives and all of the experiences that they've had."

The show's creator Chris Carter, who also directs the new movie, said it takes place in the present and uses a story envisioned when the series ended. While the show's sprawling alien mythology isn't part of the plot, Carter said there is a reference to Scully's seemingly supernatural son, William, who was born in season eight and later given up for adoption.


Short-term nostalgia is the big thing in Hollywood since Transformers made a gazillion dollars in 2007, but is anyone still nostalgic about The X-Files? Come on, hands up those of you who were driven to distraction by that endless alien conspiracy plot that never got resolved and gave up on the show even before Mulder got replaced by that humourless dude from Terminator 2? We loved this show, but have a suspicion this movie would be like trying to get in on again with an ex with whom the magic has died a long time ago . . .





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