Thursday, November 15, 2007
I, like many others, have been waiting for news about the long anticipated X-Files movie sequel. There seem to be little bits of information coming out tidbit by tidbit and then I got an email announcing the release of a 61 disc DVD collection of all things X-Files. I guess it has every season, the movie and all kinds of extras. Cool. But mostly, when I saw that little goody, I was wondering, does that mean the movie is actually being made?? I think so. X-Files movie sequel to be shot in Vancouver The X-Files is back and will be seeking out paranormal activity once again in Vancouver. The second movie based on the TV series that ran from 1993 to 2002 will be shot in Vancouver beginning Dec. 10. It continues the story of special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, played by the original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Chris Carter, the original creator, is on board to write and direct the as-yet-untitled movie. About 100 B.C. crew members are expected to find work on the film. The first X-Files movie came out in 1998 and there has been buzz about a sequel for years, but it was held up by legal wrangling between Carter and 20th Century Fox. Fox announced Thursday that the new movie is slated for release in June 2008. The first five seasons of the TV series were shot in Vancouver, but the later seasons were filmed out of Los Angeles. Duchovny had given interviews in the 1990s in which he complained about the wet weather in Vancouver and was also reported to want to spend more time with his wife, actress Tea Leoni. The first X-Files movie was shot in California, New Jersey, London and British Columbia on a budget of about $65 million. It went on to gross $187 million worldwide and set up the continuing tension between Mulder and Scully for a sequel. The X-Files and two other paranormal shows of that era, The Outer Limits and Poltergeist: The Legacy helped establish Vancouver as the place to film science fiction. Finally! So I guess I can now go watch all 61 DVD's while I wait for the movie to come out. You know, just to refresh my memory and all that. I'm not a freak or anything. Mostly. For the rest of you freaks I'll put a link up on my sidebar if you want to get more info on the box set.