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Chris Carter Q&A

The X-Files creator talks killer cats and creepy underpants

Chris Carter more or less vanished from the public eye after the release of the maligned second X-Files movie, 2008's I Want To Believe. But his influence lives on, in the form of TV shows which likely would not exist without him. X-Files alumni are behind Homeland (Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa), Breaking Bad (Vince Gilligan) and American Horror Story (Tim Minear), while the likes of Fringe, Grimm and Supernatural all owe a major debt to Mulder and Scully. As the X-Files creator continues to develop a new paranoia-tinged series for AMC, we rang him up to reminisce about 20 years of keeping thi ... [Continua a leggere]

Show Creator Chris Carter On A Possible Third X-Files Movie

Plus details on a potential role for Simon Pegg...

In the latest issue of Empire - the one with Loki or Thor on the front, out this Thursday, August 28 - you can read our extended interview with the creator of The X-Files, Chris Carter. To whet your appetite, here are a couple of quotes below which should excite any X-philes out there... There are a lot of X-Files references in a British show called Spaced. Have you seen it?"No, but Gillian [Anderson] worked with Simon Pegg on a movie [2008's How To Lose Friends And Alienate People] and told me that he was a big fan. We actually thought about putting him in the second movie, b ... [Continua a leggere]

Gillian Anderson X-Files Empire Podcast Special

Find out more about 'The Curse Of The Buxom Strumpet'

Gillian Anderson has been appearing on our TV screens rather a lot of late, turning up in NBC's Hannibal and another serial killer series, The Fall, here in the UK. In the Empire Podcast studio to talk about both those shows - as well as a little phenomenon some like to call "The X-Files" - Anderson is frank, funny and slightly forgetful in our hour-long special as she talks about her pub quiz adventures with Simon Pegg, an upcoming project known as 'The Curse Of The Buxom Strumpet' and what X-memorabilia she stole back in the day... ... [Continua a leggere]

Gillian Anderson Battles Robot Overlords

With help from Grabbers' Jon Wright

Director Jon Wright delivered a blast of pure horror comedy fun late last year with Grabbers. While he was doing the press rounds for the drink-soaked tentacle terror, he talked up his next project, sci-fi adventure Our Robot Overlords. We’re still waiting to hear if Calculon has accepted an offer to play one of the villains, but thanks to Screen Daily, we do know Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley are on board. With $21 million to play with this time, Wright is in pre-production on the film, which takes place three years after a robot invasion of the planet. Everyone in the world is con ... [Continua a leggere]

John Neville RIP

Baron Munchausen star dies aged 86

John Neville, the man picked by Terry Gilliam to embody his Baron Munchausen, has died at the age of 86. Neville was born in 1925 in Willesden and originally caught the acting bug on a church choir outing to watch Ralph Richardson and Vivien Leigh in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He won his first role as Brutus in a school production of Julius Caesar. Though his first job after leaving school at 16 was as a sales clerk in a garage, he showed enough raw talent performing as Hamlet in a church drama group that he won a scholarship to Rada. But his stage ambitions had to wait until af ... [Continua a leggere]


“There are fans who base their lives around The X-Files and have our faces tattooed on their butt-cheeks. Then there are the fans who are mentally unstable…”Duchovny on the new X-Files movie (Mulder & Scully picture above, think it was shown in Entertainment Weekly): “What I like about it is that it’s lean, fast-moving and focused. It’s like one of the classic episodes from the first couple of seasons.”Anderson on the series’ final throes (Doggett & Scully image above): “I don’t have enough perspective to say whether all the ... [Continua a leggere]

X-Files: I Want To Believe Featurette

The X-Files: I Want To Believe hits UK cinemas tomorrow and we have an exclusive featurette including interviews with Chris Carter (Director/Screenwriter), David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully). Six years after the TV series ended, this film sees Mulder and Scully....well, we can't tell you. It's all top secret, so we can't say anything about the plot involving giant space dragons who shoot lazers from their eyes and turns Earth's inhabitants into piles of pudding. Aww, dagnabbit!

(trailer begins)(UNKLE's remix of the X-Files theme plays)(trailer/footage with the theme remix plays throughout this video, in between CC/DD/GA's comments)CC: The specific vision I had was, uh, well - I wanted to scare people.DD: There is a strong relationship between Mulder and Scully and it's not the primary focus of the movie. The primary focus of the movie is the ride, is the case, the procedural. What the bad guys are trying to do in this movie is something that Chris has rightly been trying to keep under wraps.CC: There's an extra element to the movie fundamental to the X-Files idea. It ... [Continua a leggere]


BRIEFINGReleased: August 1Budget: $35 million (estimated)Director: Chris CarterStarring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit, Callum Keith RennieStory: Details are under tighter security than the secret files in the Cigarette Smoking Man's Pentagon store room. But we do know that the movie takes place in the present day, with FBI agents-turned-fugitives-from-the-law Mulder and Scully pulled back into a dangerous mystery. Amanda Peet and rapper Xzibit play federal agents, and Billy Connolly appears as a mysterious and 'very dark' new character. Whatever goes do ... [Continua a leggere]



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