Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Truth Is Out There, Somewhere

USA Today has a first glance at the new X-Files movie, which, as of now, still remains nameless. It's exciting news for X-Files fans like myself, who enjoyed the series during it's initial run and have continued to enjoy it in the digital age.

I understand this is going to be a stand-alone type movie, unconnected with the well-tread mythology plot line the show had beaten to death during it's nine years on the air. And that's probably a good thing, as even devoted fans might have trouble following another conspiracy installment. My only concern is that Chris Carter says the movie will pick up right where the tv series left off- and the tv series ended with Mulder fleeing from a military death sentence, joined by Scully in the New Mexico desert. As both had abandoned the FBI and were no longer a part of the X-Files, I'm just not sure how you segway the tv ending into a scary movie ... Unless of course you have private citizens Mulder and Scully driving their Mystery Machine into Dead Man's Gulch, the small town where all the good people have been scared off by ghosts, leaving behind only the not-at-all suspicious Texas oil man who'd like to drill right in the middle of the town's main street.

But I'm hopeful. Either way, I'll be there.

Updated 1/17/08 @ 3:00 PM : TV Guide is a bit more reassuring:

"This is really a continuation of the series, imagining how the characters' lives have evolved," explains Carter, who cowrote and is directing the movie. "It's a stand-alone story that owes everything to the series, but not the mythology of the series. What we'll be dealing with is government-based as far as the conspiracy goes, but expect this not to be a revisitation [of the show's convoluted conspiracy]."

FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) will still be at the center of the story, and Studio 60's Amanda Peet and rapper Xzibit have been added to the cast as fellow agents. "This is really a continuation of the series, imagining how the characters' lives have evolved," Carter explains.

Except for the Xzibit part.


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