Natural end to sci-fi hit
A third film will give the ending fans deserve
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 Sciencefiction.com: ‘‘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.