Duchovny tries to get X-Files 3 started
I barely talk about stars who are pitching themselves for roles, never mind roles for films that don't exist yet, and that's exactly what David Duchovny is doing, utilising the media to start discussions on a third X-Files film and to make sure he's associated with it before anyone even begins to think of writing or producing the film.
It's self promotion gone mad. So I'd rather not do him the favour of using the space just to promote himself for a film that hasn't started. Except he has something positive to say about the film, something that would make me look at a third X-Files despite the last television episode outing on the big screen.
Looking at the comment that's being banded around from David Duchovny for X-Files 3, it's clear that it comes off the back of being asked a very pointed question about the film. You know how it's good practice to repeat the question in the answer? Well reading his opening line the question looks something like:
"What would a third X-Files film that you would want to do look like?"
His response goes along the following lines, and bearing in mind that that could have been a question he was asked, it changes the tone of the answer somewhat. Perhaps he's not pitching for a role at all.
"As far as the X-Files movie I'd like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy. I think it's natural for The X-Files to have another movie in 2012, so we'll see if we get to do it."
Superb, someone sees sense. If there is going to be a third X-Files film then it really should cover the alien conspiracy theory, you know the thing they've been building since the series started and just totally dropped for the second film.
The comment comes from The Daily Beast through Cinema Blend, and it is the most sensible suggestion for another X-Files film I've heard yet. Of course I think at that stage it shouldn't just be about the conspiracy, but about the closing of the conspiracy and the X-Files, for good.
Are you set to join him talking up a third film?