The X-Files will be back next weekend with a six-episode run, and fans are more than ready to welcome Mulder and Scully back onto their televisions. The iconic twosome were last seen in the 2008 film, The X-Files: I Want To Believe, which did not live up to fans or critics’ expectations. Despite that, don’t be surprised if your favorite paranormal FBI investigators return again to a theater near you.
Creator Chris Carter revealed Friday that he’d written a third X-Files movie script even before he was approached by Fox to head up the upcoming event series. The Hollywood Reporter had the details from the Television Critics Association press tour.
“I actually wrote a third movie, just because I was interested in the idea of where that might go,” said Carter, who then thought of repurposing the script for the series. “I let my wife read the third movie, and she said ‘I think not for television.'”
Whether or not this film will ever actually become a reality remains to be see, as Carter also relayed that he’s more interested in keeping the series alive on TV rather than in cinemas.
“I’m waiting for Fox to come back and ask for more,” he said. “Then we’ll talk about it.”
Here’s the latest trailer for the return of The X-Files, which premieres Sunday, Jan. 24, on Fox.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)