X-Files fans who are hoping for a revival of the movie franchise have a friend in David Duchovny. The actor, who starred in the TV series alongside Gillian Anderson, as well as two films is urging studio bosses to consider doing a third film, because he wants to see the American film industry invest more money in “homegrown” projects.
Anderson has previously confirmed she would be happy to reprise her role as Dana Scully, and the show’s writer Frank Spotnitz is reportedly on board for a third installment as well. Duchovny is the latest to make comments urging 20th Century Fox to greenlight a third installment of the film franchise.
Duchovny tells Collider.com, “(I would) love to do another film, or more. I think we’re all game for it. I know I’m kind of perplexed that Fox isn’t more (enthusiastic). Here’s a homegrown property that you don’t have to go buy, like f**king (2011 superhero movie) Green Lantern or something, to make it.”
“Here you’ve got an actual action franchise that’s your own. It’s weird to me… Why not make a homegrown franchise that is excellent, and that has proven to be excellent and interesting? I don’t get it.”
The ‘Californication’ actor admits that the studo may have flubbed the release of the sequel, by not investing enough money to compete. “They didn’t spend the money to compete in a summer fashion, and they brought it out in the summer. It should be a summer film. It should be an action film. But, the last one we made was not. The last one we made was a dark, contemplative, small $25 million film.”
“It was basically an independent film. When you come out against Batman, it’s not going to happen.”
Would ‘X-Files’ fans be down for a new movie?