Will there ever be another X-Files movie? Though FOX is releasing a six-episode X-Files "event series" later this month, fans have long wondered whether Mulder and Scully's big-screen adventures are officially over after the second film, 2008's X-Files: I Want to Believe, turned in a disappointing performance at the box-office. Though there's been no movement on a third feature since then, one person who seems keen on making another film is David "Mulder" Duchovny, who stopped by to chat with us at last night's red carpet premiere for the new series, which debuts on FOX January 24. ... [Continua a leggere]
Archivio Stampa The X-Files: I Want To Believe
Having worked on The X Files for eight years where he wrote or co-wrote forty episodes, Frank Spotnitz has amassed a colossal body of high profile work, also working on the associated shows Millennium and The Lone Gunmen alongside Harsh Realm and Night Stalker. His new show is Hunted, the explosive new drama from Kudos, the production company behind Spooks, Life on Mars, Hustle and Outcastsamong many others. On Friday 24th August, as part of the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, executive producer Alison Jackson, director SJ Clarkson and Frank attended a screening of the premiere episode at the Edinburgh Filmhouse where they spoke about the international flavour of their ambitious new show, the ambiguous morality of the characters, and the extensive casting search that led them to Melissa George. Afterwards in the bar, Frank was kind enough to spend a few minutes with Geek Chocolate to talk about Hunted and his work on the FBI's most unusual cases.
Geek Chocolate - Hunted is quite a departure for someone who is best known for work focused on the supernatural. It's very hard edged, it's global, cinematic, densely plotted, and it's all your work, all eight episodes. You must be very proud. What was the inspiration?Frank Spotnitz - Well, I wanted to do something in Europe, and I thought a spy series was something that I could do that would be British through and through, but that Americans would watch. The spy genre is actually my favourite genre. It's what I grew up watching, more than anything else, more than science fiction even, spy stu ... [Continua a leggere]
After years of playing spooky Agent Fox Mulder on TV's "The X-Files" and in two big-screen "X-Files" movies, it's only natural that David Duchovny wants to lighten the mood a little bit. The 52-year-old actor won a Golden Globe for his hilarious role as troubled novelist and unrepentant ladies' man Hank Moody on Showtime's "Californication," the sixth season of which is scheduled to air in January. Now Duchovny appears on the big screen in the quirky comedy "Goats" as Goat Man — a chill, perma-stoned wild man of the desert who has inadvertently become the father figure to the son (Graham Phillips) of the hippie (Vera Farmiga) whose garden he's been tending for years.
We sat down with Duchovny as he waxed philosophical about nature vs. technology, the legalization of marijuana, the future of "The X-Files" and why getting to play guitar with Marilyn Manson was a high point of his life.
Did you base anything about Goat Man on a real person? He's an amalgamation of many things, personally. Chris [Neil], the "Goats" director, had an actual Goat Man in his past as a kid — a father-figure type, goat-herding person in the desert. But Chris didn't write "Goats," which is the coincidence. So did Mark Poirier, who wrote the book and screenplay. Chris had pictures of his actual Goat Man, which was helpful for me. Once I got the look, I had the key. You had to handle a lot of goats in "Goats." Were there any goatastrophes on the set? I wish I had known that word! Goats a ... [Continua a leggere]
David Duchovny Talks About a Possible Third THE X-FILES Movie and What Went Wrong with THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE
Earlier today, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Duchovny at the members-only Soho House in West Hollywood to chat about his indie feature Goats. In the comedy, he plays Goat Man, a goat-herding sage who has lived with Ellis (Graham Phillips) and his New Age hippie mother (Vera Farmiga) since Ellis was a child, teaching him the meaning of expanding one’s mind. While we will run the full interview tomorrow, we did want to share what Duchovny had to say about the possibility of a third The X-Files movie, especially after what writer/producer Frank Spotnitz told me about it a we ... [Continua a leggere]
La portata rivoluzionaria della serie, l´ipotesi terzo film, il parere dei fan e tanto altro ancora sono i protagonisti di questa piacevole intervista con la web master di Beyond the sea, il sito web punto di riferimento degli appassionati di X-Files.
FOX in America ieri ha festeggiato 25 anni di serie televisive. Nella lunga storia del canale della volpe c’è stata una grande serie che ha rivoluzionato il modo di concepire e realizzare un’opera ad episodi. Stiamo parlando ovviamente di X-Files che, come abbiamo già scritto da queste parti, potrebbe tornare col terzo film dopo le nove incredibili stagioni che si sono succedute dal 1993 al 2002. Per ricordare i grandi meriti della serie e parlare dell’eventuale terza pellicola abbiamo deciso di fare una chiacchierata con Francesca Marchini, la webmaster dell&rs ... [Continua a leggere]
Although arguably best known for the time she’s spent playing Agent Dana Scully on “The X-Files,” Gillian Anderson has also found a home in numerous period pieces and literary adaptations over the years, from Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House” to Edith Wharton’s “The House of Mirth.” Now, she’s taking on Herman Melville, thanks to a small but pivotal part of Starz’s “Moby Dick,” where she plays Captain Ahab’s wife, Elizabeth. Bullz-Eye talked to Anderson during the summer 2011 TCA Press Tour and got a bit of insight into her character (who – we have been led to understand – has never before appeared in a film or TV adaptation of the novel), but we also checked in on the status of the next “X-Files” film as well as what we can expect from her in the upcoming “Johnny English Reborn.”
Bullz-Eye: How familiar were you with the original Moby Dick novel before you took this gig? Gillian Anderson: I wasn’t. I started reading it once I agreed to do the job…and got about ¾ of the way through. And at some point in my life, I’d like to finish it, but it, uh, hasn’t been at the top of my books-to-read-list. (Laughs) BE: During the panel, you said you’ve got about five minutes of screen time in the production. Seriously? GA: (Laughs) No, I’m in it a bit more than that. BE: Out of curiosity, were you aware that Melville’s wife& ... [Continua a leggere]
If you boast any familiarity with my blog, you probably already know that -- across the last five years -- I have written frequently abut the TV and film productions of Chris Carter and Ten Thirteen Productions.There are many reasons why I find myself continually drawn back to Carter's oeuvre. In broad terms, these reasons involve television history, the artistry of the particular programs, philosophy, and of course, personal taste.Historically speaking, The X-Files and Millennium have grown virtually synonymous with the decade of the 1990s. Carter's programs captured the Zeitgeist of that epo ... [Continua a leggere]
Many moments of the show are still vivid in all fans mind thanks to the music, for example the "Scully's Theme" that plays during the pregnancy story arc. In order to get to orchestrate music like this, do you get inspiration from pictures or is that a separated creative process? I was inspired for "Scully's Theme" from the incredible emotion of the story. I actually felt like part of Scully's family, and it was almost a religious experience for me, and how great that I was able to use a live singer! The "Teaser" from "Trust no 1" episode, which music is based on works such as Tcha ... [Continua a leggere]
Molti momenti della serie sono rimasti nella memoria di tutti anche grazie ai commenti musicali, ad esempio il "Tema di Scully" che accompagna l'arco di storia della gravidanza di Scully. Per comporre brani come questi, ha tratto ispirazione dalle immagini o è stato un processo creativo separato? Per il “Tema di Scully" ho preso ispirazione dall’incredibile emozione della storia. Mi sono sentito davvero parte della famiglia di Scully, è stata un’esperienza quasi religiosa per me, ed è stato grandioso essere in grado di lavorare con una cantan ... [Continua a leggere]
Frank Spotnitz talks about the new movie, the secretive filming and a third film as well
Frank Spotnitz has certainly been a huge part of the entire mythology of The X-Files. Starting as a co-producer in 1996, he also has written several episodes of the series and executive produced for the last four years of the series' phenomenal run. He's had a hand in both feature films as well, developing the story for the first film with series creator Chris Carter and he co-wrote and produced The X-Files: I Want to Believe, which comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on December 2, as well. I recently had the chance to speak with Spotnitz over the phone and here's what he had to say about th ... [Continua a leggere]
It’s been an exciting year for X-Files fans. We’ve enjoyed unprecedented access to stars and producers, made new friends around the world, and of course, got to see Mulder and Scully together again. Now, weeks before the Dec. 2 DVD/Blu-Ray release of “I Want to Believe,” our constant and touchstone Frank Spotnitz talks with XFN about critics, the year 2012, and serendipitously dining with Rupert Murdoch. We last spoke at the "I Want to Believe" premiere in Los Angeles. Since then, what has been your impression of fan and critic reaction to the film? The fan r ... [Continua a leggere]
“I’m done chasing monsters in the dark.” That’s former FBI agent Dana Scully speaking in the trailer for the new franchise feature film The X-Files: I Want to Believe, pretty much guaranteeing an imminent run of chasing, monsters, and darkness. But until very recently, the words might just as easily have been spoken by X-Files series creator Chris Carter. It’s been six years since the last X-Files TV show aired, ten since Fight the Future, the first X-Files movie opened. And according to Carter himself, the search for the Truth very nearly stopped there. & ... [Continua a leggere]
Leaving past controversies behind them, 'X Files' stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson unveil some new weird science
It's not often that a motion picture from a TV series gets a sequel — but that's what's happened with the cult series "The X Files," which made international stars of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and morphed millions of sci-fi fans into a new identity as X Philes. "The X Files" aired in the U.S. from Sept. 1993 until May 2002 and was syndicated across the world, picking up several Emmys and Golden Globes along the way. It centered on the investigations of FBI agents Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson), who tackled marginalized cases involving paranorma ... [Continua a leggere]
DD: This show I'm proud of. I think it's got, overall, if we did 203, and I think we did, there are over 100 that I think are really really good, and almost movie-worthy, so I'm stunned by that quality of writing and execution, still.CC: I remember the first day, in Mulder's office, we were filming that. You saw that these two very strong people. When people talk about the chemistry, I think sometimes that is a misconception. I think it is two strong people who are really bouncing off one another, and that's what makes it interesting, and that's what gives it I think what the so-called "sexual ... [Continua a leggere]
Il film si discosta nettamente dalla trama extraterrestre che aveva caratterizzato alcuni episodi televisivi, per puntare invece su una storia che ha un inizio e una fine (prerogativa che d'altronde riguardava la quasi totalitá delle puntate). Elemento positivo questo, perché aiuta a dare compattezza ad un lungometraggio che rischia di perdersi nelle proprie spirali narrative.
Secondo capitolo per il grande schermo di una delle serie televisive più appassionanti di sempre: X-Files è stato fonte di ispirazione per gli altri telefilm - CSI, Lost e la lista potrebbe continuare - che si sono succeduti nel tempo dai chiari rimandi cinematografici (una certa ricercatezza formale delle inquadrature, il montaggio, la struttura narrativa). Per questo progetto al timone della regia si è messo lo stesso ideatore della coppia di agenti dell'FBI più famosa della tv, quel Chris Carter che in seguito porterà sul piccolo schermo un'altra serie tel ... [Continua a leggere]