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Scully Joins Johnny English

Gillian Anderson to appear in the action-comedy sequel.

X-Files veteran Gillian Anderson has just been cast for the upcoming sequel to Johnny English. Anderson will be starring as MI7 agent Pamela Head opposite the returning Rowan Atkinson who will be reprising his role as the clumsy spy and title character. The film, currently titled Johnny English Reborn, will be directed by Oliver Parker (The Importance of Being Earnest) and written by Hamish McColl (Mr. Bean's Vacation). The Working Title and Universal picture is set to start filming this September. ... [Continua a leggere]

Exclusive: Carter, Spotnitz Defend The X-Files 2

"We've given the fans what they wanted."

UK, August 1, 2008 - Six years after the TV series wrapped, crusading (now former) FBI agents Mulder and Scully are back tackling a new case in The X-Files: I Want to believe. IGN sat down with series creator and the director of the film Chris Carter and writer/producer Frank Spotnitz to ask what fans thought of the film, and why they took Believe in the direction they did. IGN: The film has had a mixed reaction from critics, but what have the fans said about the film? Frank Spotnitz: I have to say, honestly, we've given the fans what they wanted, which is a really nice thing. The feedb ... [Continua a leggere]

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny - IGN

IGN: What did they explain to you as the nature of the relationship? How did you guys figure out in a way to sorta interact with one another?GA: The good thing is there is such a thing as a script, and so no matter what they said it came down to the script. And that's the first I've heard about what the film was gonna be about was my first read.DD: We didn't have to be told anything about the relationship, that's something we get for doing it 9 years of the show. It's really...Because I think no matter where Mulder and Scully are, or you know, in life, that relationship is always going to be t ... [Continua a leggere]

The X-Files: I Want to Believe - Frank Spotnitz Interview

"Science has to be humble in the face of the universe."

Australia, July 20, 2008 - Before it opens later this week, IGN Australia sat down with The X-Files: I Want to Believe's co-writer and producer, Frank Spotnitz, for a chat about the whys and wherefores of the long-awaited next film from the house of X. The long-time co-writer and collaborator with series creator Chris Carter gets into the casting of Billy Connolly, the potential for the sequel, how the film ties into the series and a few more choice nuggets of information that no self-respecting X-Files fan can afford to miss. Enjoy! IGN AU: Season nine ended on a cliff-hanger. Does 'I ... [Continua a leggere]

NYCC 08: X-Files Facts On Friday

Carter and Spotnitz field fan questions, leave the truth out there.

On April 17, 2008, writer-director Chris Carter and producer Frank Spotnitz appeared at the New York Comic Con to divulge a few details about the upcoming sequel X-Files: I Want to Believe. "It takes place in the present day so it's six years after the series ended," Spotnitz said in front of a packed crowd at Comic Con's IGN Theatre. "It's not an alien mythology story. It's a standalone, scary story focusing very much on Mulder and Scully – on who they are, where they are in their lives, and I'd say it's personal in a way that the series rarely could be because we were doing episodes of ... [Continua a leggere]

X-Files Marks the Spotnitz

The series producer discusses the upcoming sequel.

As a producer on eight of its nine seasons, Frank Spotnitz knows the truth about The X-Files even if he insists it's still out there for the rest of us. But if the upcoming movie sequel is any indication, the truth may be getting a little bit closer, even if we won't approach it until the opening day. Spotnitz spoke to IGN and a small group of online and international journalists, and offered a few insights into the forthcoming film. While he didn't divulge any actual details about the plot, or even much about the movie itself, Spotnitz spent several minutes reflecting on the legacy of ... [Continua a leggere]

Anderson Answers X-Files Queries

Anderson talks from the set of X-Files 2.

As far as sci-fi heroines go, there aren't many more famous than Dana Scully. The longtime skeptic provided the perfect fulcrum for Fox Mulder's diehard believer, and formed the other half of one of TV's most famous and successful partnerships. Now, some 15 years after she was first created, Scully is back and -- thankfully -- with Gillian Anderson in tow. Along with a small group of online and international journalists, IGN visited the set of the upcoming X-Files sequel and spoke to key members of the cast and crew, including Anderson. In addition to discussing her overdue return to th ... [Continua a leggere]

Duchovny Files Second Film

The man behind Mulder talks about the forthcoming sequel

Before 1993, David Duchovny was probably best known as transsexual agent Dennis/Denise Bryson on Twin Peaks -- and for many sci-fi and fantasy fans, that would have been more than enough to earn him eternal admiration. But 15 years, 173 episodes and now two movies later, he has become the equivalent of genre-entertainment royalty thanks to The X-Files, an iconic science fiction series that is currently being updated on the big screen for a second time. Along with a small coterie of journalists and reporters from other international and online outlets, IGN was invited to tour the set of the upc ... [Continua a leggere]

X-Files Folks Offer Hints

Carter and Spotnitz on Mulder and Scully's return.

At the recent Paley Festival X-Files reunion/tribute, I had the chance to speak one on one with both Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz about the upcoming new X-Files sequel. Carter, who wrote and directed the upcoming film, said that reuniting to make the film "was strange, but it was actually as natural as can be." Co-writer Spotnitz added, "It's amazing. I've just come off filming the movie for the last three months. To revisit characters who were gone is such a unique opportunity in Hollywood – to have a chance to come back to people like this."It's known that the film is a stand-alone ... [Continua a leggere]

X-Files Sequel Title Dispute

IGN sees new footage from the film and learns the title is still out there.

At the X-Files tribute/reunion at the Paley Festival Wednesday night, series creator Chris Carter was of course asked about the upcoming X-Files movie he directed and co-wrote with Frank Spotnitz. Asked why the film is happening now, Carter answered, "'Cause [20th Century] Fox said now or never! We said better than never." Carter said production had finished filming ten days earlier. Present on the reunion panel was actor Mitch Pileggi, who played Walter Skinner on the series. Pileggi is apparently not in the new film, and turned to Carter, jokingly asking "You guys did another movie?" ... [Continua a leggere]

X-Files Fight the Past and Future

Paley Fest: IGN attends a reunion of some of the most important creators from the seminal show.

The Los Angeles branch of the Paley Center for Media is currently conducting their annual William S. Paley Television Festival, AKA Paley Fest. This two-week event spotlights a group of noteworthy television series and television luminaries, with each night devoted to a different show or person. Be sure to check out the rest of IGN TV's coverage of Paley Fest 2008.While stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were not in attendance, a very impressive collection of behind the scenes X-Files all-stars were gathered together for a reunion at the Paley Fest, to the delight of an incredibly enthu ... [Continua a leggere]

WC 08: The X-Files 2 Movie Panel

Carter, Spotnitz, Anderson and Duchovny reunite at WonderCon to discuss their upcoming film.

Perhaps one of the biggest crowd pleasers of this year's WonderCon show was 20th Century Fox's presentation for the new The X-Files 2 movie. In attendance were series creator Chris Carter and writer Frank Spotnitz, as well as stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. Right out of the gate, the group addressed the issues associated with the franchise's six year long absence."Because it'll scare the pants off of you," answered Carter when asked why this movie would be worth the wait. "Because you'll get to see Mulder and Scully together again, that's why."That said, Carter did elaborate on the ... [Continua a leggere]

Official X-Files 2 Announcement!

Sequel due out July '08.

Twentieth Century Fox today announced a July 25, 2008 release for a new motion picture based on the phenomenally-popular, award-winning series The X-Files. Long-anticipated but until now unconfirmed, the film reunites series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson under the direction of series creator Chris Carter, who co-wrote the screenplay with Frank Spotnitz.In grand X-Files manner, the as yet untitled film's storyline is being kept under wraps, known only to top studio brass and the film's principals. This much can be revealed: The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tra ... [Continua a leggere]

No Aliens for X-Files 2

When we last heard an update on X-Files 2, Rob Bowman — who directed Fight the Future and hopes to helm the sequel — said the project was waiting on a script from Chris Carter, creator of the X-Files and Millennium television series. Bowman also suggested that the new film would be a stand-alone story, rather than continuing the conspiracy theme of the show's later seasons and X-Files: Fight the Future.We're still waiting on that script, but it sounds like someone's going to get going on it soon. According to Sci Fi Wire, Frank Spotnitz has taken on the job of producing a screenpla ... [Continua a leggere]

Bowman Wants to Direct X-Files 2

The sequel is still in development hell, however.

It's hard to believe it's been seven years since The X-Files: Fight the Future was released in theaters, and that the intervening years have been devoid of sequels.Within the last year or so, pieces have slowly fallen into place for a second X-Files motion picture. A month or so ago, David Duchovny (agent Fox Mulder) told Fox News that "all systems were go" for beginning production this winter.More details emerged this month in the latest edition of Dreamwatch magazine. As Dark Horizons reports, director Rob Bowman was asked about the new X-Files movie and his connection to it."[The X-File ... [Continua a leggere]



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