Frank Spotnitz Optimistic About ‘X-FIles 3’
Frank Spotnitz spoke with Movieweb about the current state of The X-Files franchise in the weeks prior to X-Files: I Want to Believe coming out on DVD on December 2.
“The studio has not said yes or no,” the producer said of a third feature. “I think the box office; unfortunately, we got creamed in the theaters by The Dark Knight. I don’t think anybody could’ve anticipated that was going to be such a huge, historic phenomenon. To be a dark scary movie coming out the week after The Dark Knight was not the best timing. I think there’s life in the franchise still. I think these are great characters. There’s a date that looms very important in X-Files mythology, which is December 2012. I think after the DVD comes out, the studio will decide whether they want to roll the dice on another X-Files feature.”
On the subject of that date, he admitted, “I think we would definitely have to deal with alien colonization. I honestly think that’s the movie that most non-hardcore X-Files fans, as well as a lot of hardcore X-Files fans are dying to see. Obviously, I think Chris has had ideas about that from the very beginning when he dreamt up this show, 16 years ago.”