X Files 3 straight to DVD?
With The X Files: I Want to Believe getting a fairly luke warm reception so far, you would think plans for a third film could be on hold. Turns out not so much, it could be a third X Files film is made and released on DVD.
I loved The X Files on TV, but I'm not sure I want it to resort to straight to DVD films.
The X Files: I Want to Believe (Filmstalker review) was the second film of the series, and both stars were already talking about a possible third film. And despite fairly modest box office success it may still happen. Dread Central through Screen Rant say a third is still a possibility, but without a cinema release:
I understand - there was room for improvement … and there still might be. I work for Screaming Death Monkey and Spotnitz - the TERRIFIC Frank Spotnitz - told us this week that the team have already spoken about the next X-Files film. It’s likely the next release will go direct to DVD - but they’re working on the assumption they’ll have a similar budget.
Screaming Death Monkey are a production company who did work on special effects for The X Files: I Want to Believe. It's strange, I watched The X Files religiously on TV, and made an effort to see the first film. But by the time I went to watch the latest one this week in the cinema, it was no longer showing. It all seems a bit low key this time.
Until I've seen it I can't really comment on whether a third one is a good idea or not. What about you, should a third X Files film be done if it's heading straight to DVD? Or should this be the end for the films altogether?