Archive for July, 2008
After waiting six years, Duchovny returns in film based on the popular TV series
By Robin Rowe for Hollywood Today
David Duchovny in ‘X-Files 2’ HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 7/24/08 – “I thought I would fall back into Mulder very naturally, but at first playing the character felt a little odd,” says ‘The X-Files: I Want to Believe’ star David Duchovny. “I didn’t want to make any drastic changes in the way I played Mulder because the character is so well-known. But of course I’m older now, and so is Mulder, so some things had to change.”
The film reunites series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson under the direction of series creator Chris Carter, Australian who co-wrote the online casino screenplay with Frank casino Spotnitz. ‘The X-Files 2’ encountered delays. Carter and Fox fought a court battle over royalties from re-runs of the television series, then the WGA writers strike hit.
Today on Sci-Fi Channel starting at 7 a.m., the eight episodes from “X-Files: Revelations” will be shown as a pseudo preview of the movie. X-Files creator Chris Carter has released “Revelations” to serve as clues about the subject matter of the new movie. Here is some great info from post-trib.com:
1. What are the middle names of Scully and Mulder?
2. What nickname did Scully’s dad bestow upon her?
3. What was the real name of the enigmatic “Cigarette Smoking Man”?
4. What NFL team did the Smoking Man say he would never allow to win the Super Bowl as long as he was alive?
5. What rock group has a hit song that mentions “X-Files” and the “Smoking Man”?
6. From what college did Mulder graduate?
7. What were Mulder’s first words as a baby?
8. What was Mulder’s apartment number?
9. How many times did Mulder and Scully kiss on the lips in the TV series?
10. What future date is the alien colonization of the Earth supposed to take place?
(find X-Answers after the cut)
X-Files actress Gillian Anderson has revealed that fans will probably be most shocked about the absence of any aliens in new movie The X-Files: I Want To Believe.
Speaking at the film’s world premiere in Hollywood, the actress, who plays Dana Scully, gave away a few teasers about what we shouldn’t expect from the top secret plot: “The fans, from what I’ve been hearing, have been surprised that there aren’t any aliens in the movie.”
“One of the things we have to remember is that the series was about so many different aspects of the paranormal and the spiritual and there are so many different things to explore that it kind of makes sense that we didn’t immediately jump on that band wagon because there are so many films about aliens.”
Without revealing anything, she added: “The writers chose to do something a bit more profound and poetic and hopefully the fans will feel satisfied by that.”
Perhaps more tellingly, her on-screen counterpart David Duchovny hinted that perhaps some romance could be on the cards: “People will be surprised not only how scary and complex it is, but also how emotional and romantic it is at the same time.”
It was a long time coming, but the newest X-Files movie is finally here. Six years after the series ended, and a decade since the first movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe reunites Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, as agents Scully and Mulder, investigating the weird and the unexplained. The X-Files: I Want to Believe sees a reluctant Mulder and an even more reluctant Scully assist the FBI in the hunt for a missing agent, where the only lead they have is a defrocked Catholic priest with psychic visions, played with brilliant subtlety by Billy Connolly. In between bantering, Gillian and David spoke with us at this week’s X-Files press junket at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills about returning to the roles that made them famous. Trust no one if you must us, but trust us on this – the following is one of the most definitive X-Files interviews you’re ever likely to read…
Can you talk about getting back into these characters after a five or six year period?
Duchovny: Well, I had two weeks before Christmas of basically running around and chasing Callum Rennie, who plays the running bad guy that I chase all over the place. That took a good two full weeks of running, even though I know it’s only about ten seconds in the movie. Gillian and I started working [together] after Christmas break. In the first two weeks I felt a little awkward and I didn’t really feel like I wanted to do longer scenes. I was just fine running around. Then as soon as Gillian and I started working and it was Mulder and Scully, then I kind of remembered what it was all about, and that relationship kind of anchored my performance just as I think the relationship anchors this film.