Gillian Anderson Wants to Return for Another X-Files Movie?
At least that's what's being reported by XFilesNews.com as translated from Dnevnik.hr. Agent Scully herself, Gillian Anderson, was recently attending the Sarajevo Film Festival and told press there that "of course I will agree on making the new X-Files movie [sic]." A new one? After The X-Files: I Want to Believe? Bloody-Disgusting, where all these links originally came from, adds that "there is in fact talk about doing another" although that talk is "of a reboot." They continue: "Are you surprised? Nothing is set in stone, all should be taken as rumor until confirmed." I thought the failure of the most recent movie closed this case forever?
The sequel to the original X-Files movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, hit theaters in July of 2008, some 6 years after the show ended, but only made a measly $21 million at the box office and sits at 32% on Rotten Tomatoes. A good friend of mine who was a die-hard fan of the show hated the movie - which wasn't a good sign considering he was a part of the very fanbase that Fox was relying on to make that movie a success. But another one? I admittedly liked the first X-Files movie from 1998, but didn't even care to see the new one. What could they do? Will a reboot even save this franchise? Or should it just stay dead once and for all?