X-Files sequel script changes?
There's a rumour appeared in a tabloid today that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have asked for a sub plot to be removed from the X-Files sequel, currently just titled X-Files 2, with one scene in particular causing the most problems.
According to a source, and we know how unreliable these can be, the stars want a romantic sub plot and a love scene removed from the sequel.
Now the first thing to realise about this, over and above the obvious source bit, is that script rewrites and changes happen all the time and this could be an old issue, however if it isn't and it is as reported, then X-Files 2 could be in a little bit of trouble.
You see if they want the romantic sub plot dropped then they'll need to rewrite some of the script, and what does that take? Writers.
You see the problem? The writers are all on strike in Hollywood, so they won't be able to get one to rewrite the romantic sub plot and the love scene. Of course they could just drop them out of filming and see what's left, but you would tend to think that good writers would have tied that sub plot to the main plot and scenes around the two actors.
According to a source who talked to The Daily Express and through Digital Spy, both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson want the love scene scrapped and the sub plot dropped because they believe that was one of the faults of the original show sliding down the ratings.
"David and Gillian are concerned about having the characters involved in some kind of love story, as they feel that was the beginning of the end of the original show."
According to that source negotiations over the changes are ongoing, and if that is the case then they are in a bit of a tight place because there are no writers to work on the script just now, and time is short, especially since they are filming now.