Nat­u­ral end to sci-fi hit

A third film will give the end­ing fans de­serve

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

ARE Mul­der and Scully headed for an­other date with the su­per­nat­u­ral? The X-files writer Frank Spot­nitz is urg­ing stu­dio bosses to green­light a third big-screen in­stal­ment of the sci-fi hit.

The phe­nom­e­nally suc­cess­ful TV se­ries was adapted for the box of­fice in 1998, and a se­quel fol­lowed a decade later.

The X-files’ stars David Du­chovny and Gil­lian An­der­son have both in­sisted they would love to play FBI spe­cial agents Fox Mul­der and Dana Scully again.

Now Spot­nitz – who wrote for the se­ries and movie ver­sions – wants the fran­chise to be a tril­ogy.

He tells Sci­encefic­ ‘‘There is a very ac­tive and re­lent­less fan cam­paign for a last movie. I do feel like it would be a ter­ri­ble shame if that didn’t hap­pen. It feels wrong not to give it an end­ing around the alien coloni­sa­tion of Earth . . . I have a clear idea of how it would go and I’ve been talk­ing to (cre­ator) Chris Carter about it for a long time. I’ll keep bang­ing the drum when­ever I meet the Fox (stu­dio) guys.’’

stars David Du­chovny and Gil­lian An­der­son.

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