The X-Files Sequel Titled - The X-Files: I Want to Believe
by Alex Billington
April 16, 2008
Fox has officially announced the title for the upcoming X-Files sequel - The X-Files: I Want to Believe. The series' creator and film's writer and director Chris Carter said of the announcement, "it's a natural title. It's a story that involves the difficulties in mediating faith and science. 'I Want to Believe.' It really does suggest Mulder's struggle with his faith." Now with the title finally out of the way, that leaves 100 more days left for the hype to slowly build before The X-Files: I Want to Believe hits theaters this July.
The X-Files: I Want to Believe will arrive in theaters 10 years after the first film and only 6 years after the series wrapped up. However, don't think that the story for the sequel will get out before its release. "We went to almost comical lengths to keep the story a secret," Carter said. "That included allowing only the key crew members to read the script, and they had to read it in a room that had video cameras trained on them. It was a new experience." With that, though, Carter does spill a few new details on what we might expect - and it isn't "aliens or the intricate mythology about interaction between humans and extraterrestrials."
"It has struck me over the last several years talking to college-age kids that a lot of them really don't know the show or haven't seen it," Carter said. "If you're 20 years old now, the show started when you were 4. It was probably too scary for you or your parents wouldn't let you watch it. So there's a whole new audience that might have liked the show. This was made to, I would call it, satisfy everyone."
Don't worry, though, even if you are a hardcore fan, you'll still be satisfied. "The reason we're even making the movie is for the rabid fans, so we don't want to insult them by having to take them back through the concept again." Carter explains that the movie will definitely still be true to the spirit of the show and "everything Mulder and Scully went through." But that's as much as anyone's going to get. We'll get some trailers soon enough, but as for the real story of what goes on in The X-Files: I Want to Believe - you'll just have to see it in theaters in July!
The X-Files 2 is directed by X-Files creator Chris Carter and co-written by both Carter and show regular Frank Spotnitz. The film arrives after a six year hiatus following the series' finale in May of 2002. The currently untitled X-Files 2 arrives in theaters this summer on July 25th.