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Report by Anthony Duignan-Cabrera
The teaser trailer from the forthcoming X Files movie, that is.
Fans at WonderCon were treated to the edgy clip Saturday afternoon which included scenes of dozens of FBI agents walking a line in the snow, poking the ground in search of something, led by the wild-haired Scottish comedian Billy Connolly (is there any other kind of Billy Connolly?). The trailer also includes glimpses of Agents Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) running, looking serious and pensive, leading to a crescendo with Connolly’s character screaming “It’s here!” and a glimpse of something vaguely human beneath the ice.
The riotous applause was a warm welcome for X Files TV show and film director Frank Spotnitz, series creator Chris Carter and the stars Anderson and Duchovny who had flown down from the shoot in Canada to San Francisco earlier this morning to appear on the panel at the convention. According to Carter, he had only had 15 minutes of sleep in the last 24 hours.
Looking a little weary and disoriented, the quartet were at first slow to warm to the conventioneer's big welcome, but the four soon got into an easy, if sometimes laconic rapport with each other and the audience. When asked what to expect from the new film, Chris Carter didn’t mince words: “It will scare the pants off you,” he said. “You will get to see Scully and Mulder together in a whole new way.”
When asked what it was like to resume their roles, both Anderson and Duchovny admitted it was a lot more difficult than they expected.
“I had a really bad first couple of days,” Anderson said with a resigned laugh. “I thought it would be easy. I came to work very confident, but I just sucked I sucked for a good 48 hours.”
“Maybe you should tell them what scenes you sucked at?” Duchovny suggested, in a way that seemed to hint at the off-screen tension that allegedly existed between the two actors during the show’s halcyon days. After the laughter subsided, though Duchovny was quick to agree with his co-star.
“I feel the same way, I was woefully unprepared,” he said “It was odd because time has past for these two people. We want to honor the changes but remain true to these two people. I think it’s harder to do a role that you haven’t done in a long time (because) you have an entire history and visual images (to pull from).”
When asked if it was difficult to write the script for the new film, Chris Carter said that “it was like no time past at all. Writing the names Mulder and Scully – that I had not written in more than six years – was like the most natural thing.”
Carter also said that he believed the X-Files was always about the search for God. “As far as a particular religion, there was no particular religion.”
Referring to one of the show’s iconic props, the “I want to believe” poster, Carter said “I think that poster on Mulder’s wall says it all.”
(****** per questo vi consiglio di leggere l'ultimo capitolo del nostro documentario Threads of the Mythology in cui Carter parla proprio del significato del poster nell'ufficio degli X-Files)
When asked what the most difficult scenes for the film were, both Duchovny and Anderson agreed that it was the scenes that they play together. “Only because we want them to work so well,” Duchovny said.
While Carter and the crew refrained from giving too much away about the movie, he did say that actress Amanda Peet plays an FBI agent named Dakota Whitney and Billy Connolly “plays a man with very long hair.”
Carter did hint that someone from the rich cast of characters of the show would make an appearance in the movie. When asked if Mulder’s foil Alex Krycek would appear – last seen taking a bullet between the eyes on the show – Carter grew cryptic: “We’re keeping a secret,” said the show’s creator. “Nobody’s ever really dead on the X Files.”
1. The panel was fabulous.FS/CC/DD/GA were all exhausted---and a guy who seemed to be a Fox exec droned on and on with shutter --- because I think that more time was needed for the four of them to get there.They had filmed all last night---and all this morning---and had flown in exclusively for the panel.However,they still looked terrific.
2. Get Smart was previewed and got a great response---but when we realized that there would be more time for the show---the response was terrific.
3. There was a clip---but I won't describe it here---since it has spoilers.
4. CC said that he had had about 15 minutes of sleep in the last 24 hrs.
5. DD and GA's rapport was wonderful---warm and wonderful joking and giggling---and after someone asked---it was revealed that Bad Blood is indeed GA's favorite episode---because she said that they were in great form----and he teased her back.
6. She also picked a piece of lint off of his sweater at one point---just very familiar and comfortable with each other.
7. Someone asked about NL in the movie---and CC said he wouldn't say---but it WAS The X-Files.
8. When DD was asked what his most difficult scene was in the movie so far---he said the ones with GA---because he wanted them to be perfect---a lot was riding on them.YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
9. GA agreed---but had also said that her first two days really sucked.
10. The atmosphere just sold itself---the natural energy of the audience---non-stop picture-taking---and the high pitch all around were wonderful---standing ovation at a couple of points---and the entire panel seemed to be VERY gratified at the turn-out and response they saw.
11. When asked what it was liked to be back together---CC said that after six years---he wrote the names of M&S again---and it like home.
12. Can't remember the question---but he said that DD was an inspiration for the movie.
13. GA looks sensational---long red hair---beautiful green sweater--- and her shape is gorgeous---this one is for you---Jerbsinator.
14. DD just looked plain cute---and is obviously letting his hair grow for Hank Moody.
15. CC looked super---although so tired---and he let everyone else do a lot of the talking.
16. FS added some great comments into the panel.
17. There should be plenty of footage coming up---this is worth seeing---from beginning to end---the tone---and atmosphere--- and I hope that the Fox exec was pleased.
18. Again---can't remember the question---but CC said he wants to tell a good story---and hope for more movies---and someone DID comment on 2012 coming up---and GA said---geez---that's still four years away.
19. GA also commented on her charities---and said that everyone on the set contributed doodles---including a certain person whose name I don't want to mention here because of spoilers.She let it slip---I guess.
20. GA also outed a few Havenites on the Frankie and Larry t-shirts--- she was surprised.
21. I'm sure that a lot of folks will be adding their comments.This was really an enjoyable talk---and whereas the other shows advertising got 40-45 minutes---the show went from about 2:00 to 3:15---this says a whole lot about the level of interest in the movie.Heads up-Fox.
We just got treated to a very brief clip from the new X-Files movie trailer, featuring a group of mysterious FBI types marching across the icy antarctic snows, with Ringo from the Lone Gunman in the lead, crying out, "We've found it!" Cut to lightning fast clips of a body being dragged over ice, Scully looking hotter than hell, Mulder looking not so bad himself, and lots of zoomy blurred stuff. No shots of Exhibit or Billy Connely, though Chris Carter did confirm for the millionth time that they would be in the film along with Amanda Peet as a federal agent. No word about that giant werewolf we keep hearing about. But director Chris Carter, writer Frank Spotnitz, and stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were in attendance. Here's what they had to say about X-Files and 9/11, as well as what it's been like to return to the story after all these years.
Carter kicked things off by saying the film was worth the wait,"Because it will scare the pants off you. You'll see Mulder and Scully again in a whole new way."
Suddenly a bunch of adolescent girls behind us started yelling at Duchovny, "Can you give us your pants?" Sadly he did not oblige.
A fan asked asked about the X-Files and 9/11 controversy. (For those who don't know, the pilot episode of X-Files spinoff The Lone Gunmen is about a plot to crash a hijacked plane into the WTC.) Carter passed the question to Spotnitz, who said:
"We were really upset, and worried that somehow we had inspired the plot. But we were relieved to discover that the plot pre-dated The Lone Gunmen, and that 9/11 had nothing to do with our work. And then once we realized that, my next thought was how the government hadn't known about this plot. There have been a lot of conspiracy theories about the connection between 9/11 and The Lone Gunman, but none of them are true."
Explaining the end of the X-Files series, Carter said:
"There was lots more we could have done but we ended at the right time. Things had changed after 9/11... and now the mood is right once more."
He added that the movie is standalone, though it incorporates elements of the mythology (including the 2012 apocalypse date).
Anderson said it was hard to get back into character. "I had a really bad couple of days. I thought it would be really easy to step into it and I actually sucked for 48 hours."
Carter said, "I've always thought the series was a search for God."
"One of my favorite episodes is Bad Blood. Probably because it's one of the only episodes I remember. It was each of our ideas of what took place in an event, and we both got to play the other person's perception of ourselves. So I was moody and bitchy and David was going on and on and on [with the talking]. "
Carter's favorite episodes are "Postmodern Prometheus" and "Beyond the Sea."