David Duchovny really wants to make another X-Files film after the last one, I Want to Believe, didn't exactly set the box-office alight. The man who is Fox Mulder was chatting to the fine folk at Collider.com and was quizzed on his most popular role.
"That book doesn't close until somebody dies, really," he said. "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." The reason we haven't seen another one yet comes down to funding studio, 20th Century Fox "I 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 f**king 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."
He also explains why I Want to Believe didn't do as well at the box office, "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."
Duchovny aint wrong. But no studio is gonna throw more money at a franchise that underperformed when it cost less last time out. Expect a reboot in the next few years - as horrible as that sounds. Love the original show and these characters still have a lot more to give, though.