David Duchovny on ‘The X-Files’ revival: ‘I’m more than happy to do it’

21 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Duchovny open to X-Files reboot.

The actor played FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder in the sci-fi series from 1993 to 2002 and, following reports the programme could be brought back, he has told USA Today he is open to returning. This year alone we’re seeing a new sequel to Jurassic Park, a new version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and reboots of Mad Max, Point Break, The Crow with rumoured reboot projects of Gremlins, Dirty Dancing, The Birds, Akira and Starship Troopers (among others) in development.Rumours, rumblings and wild speculation – some of the best X-Files episodes were predicated on unsubstantiated tall tales that turned out to have a certain amount of truth to them. However, the actor suggested he wouldn’t be interested in a full series, but some sort of limited run of the show, which saw Mulder and Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigating the paranormal. “I’m assuming that it will happen sooner rather than later now. Fox TV chairman Gary Newman revealed that Fox is in talks to revive the cultishly adored sci-fi series, with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson slated to return.

Yesterday saw the release of Resident Evil HD Remaster, a 2015 HD remake of the 2002 remake of the classic 1996 video game as well as a released trailer for Rock N Roll Racing Off Road for Wii U, a graphical upgrade of the awesome 1993 SNES and Mega Drive racer. Newman clairified that the X-Files revival isn’t officially happening — yet — but that the network is “hopeful” it can work out a deal with Duchovny, Anderson, and series creator Chris Carter. It was announced over the weekend that Fox were considering bringing back seminal TV series The X-Files, one of the most beloved science fiction horror shows of the 1990s. While some fans were clamouring to see Mulder and Scully back on our TV screens to discover if the truth is really out there, it highlights the creative void we currently live in as a movie and TV watching society.

In 2013, Chris Carter told Empire Online that he would love to “put the band back together” for another X-Files story. “It’s really up to Twentieth Century Fox, whether they have the will to do it,” he said. She said last year: “There is always a possibility, it’s always a matter of it actually happening – and there’s a lot that needs to happen between the idea and actually turning up on set, and I don’t unfortunately have any control over that.

I would, yes.” Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. Carter may well have some time on his hands – his post-apocalyptic drama The After, conceived as a 99-episode epic influenced by Dante’s Inferno, was cancelled abruptly by Amazon two weeks ago, despite the online pilot being relatively well-received. And, after seven seasons of Californication, Duchovny also appears a relatively free agent, although he’s about to headline new NBC cop show Aquarius, starring as a square cop in late-1960s LA investigating a small-time crook called Charles Manson. They’ll be paid sure, but reprising the roles that made you stars doesn’t always work out for the best – just ask Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels about the reception Dumb and Dumber To got. She and her amazing British accent have been enjoying an extended career renaissance in recent years, starring in everything from divisive but tangible hit The Fall to critical darling Hannibal.

Yet the actor appears to have been leading the charge, recently asking listeners of the popular Nerdist podcast to tweet their support for an official comeback using the hashtag #XFiles2015. Since the show’s original 1990s run, reality has caught up with the paranoiac outlook of Mulder: we’re desensitised to amoral governments acting against the interests of their people, been exposed to unsettling conspiracies that go to the heart of the establishment, and have felt the effects of shadowy cabals of financiers and terrorists operating across international borders with impunity.

The second movie sequel, I Want to Believe, may have been poorly received and little-seen, but alongside scenes of shifty priest Billy Connolly bleeding from his eyes, it provided closure in the form of a low-key but surprisingly satisfying scene.

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