X-Files Creator Chris Carter's Secret Project - Fencewalker
by Alex Billington
June 25, 2008
Like J.J. Abrams before him, X-Files creator Chris Carter has secretly started on a new project called Fencewalker. Unfortunately this one doesn't feature a giant monster attacking New York City, or anything supernatural for that matter. Fencewalker is described as a dark dramatic coming-of-age semi-autobiographical film that is Carter's passion project. Carter has been shooting in the Los Angeles area, but no one involved will confirm that it's actually in the works - how odd. I'm quite interested in this, although I'm curious as to why it's being shrouded in such secrecy when it doesn't seem like it has anything big to reveal. Care to speculate on what it might be about?
Carter wrote the script himself and financed the project entirely on his own. Fencewalker has a "modest budget" and doesn't even have a distributor yet. Natalie Dormer, Katie Cassidy, Xzibit, Derek Magyar, and Meckah Brooks all star in the film. Give or take Xzibit, the cast is full of fresh new actors, not unlike J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield. Beyond these details, not much else is really known. However, a quick check on IMDB reveals that Carter was a journalist for Surfing magazine before breaking into the business. Another tidbit reveals that he was working on an autobiography called Friday At Nine about the shows he's created and titled due to their timeslot. It's unknown whether that has anything to do with Fencewalker or not.
Carter is currently finishing work on The X-Files: I Want to Believe while also working on Fencewalker. Given his filmography includes rather dark supernatural or sci-fi thrillers like "The X-Files", "Millennium", "Harsh Realm", and "The Lone Gunmen", we can speculate that Fencewalker might have that similar sort of feeling. I'm quite interested in knowing if there really is a surprising secret element to this project that will be an exciting reveal or whether Carter just prefers to work in quiet. For those familiar with Carter and his work, maybe you can shed some more light on this. What could Fencewalker be about?