Bowman Talks ‘X-Files 2’

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IGN FilmForce had a chance to sit down with Rob Bowman, the director of the original X-Files movie, and he is highly optimistic on the chance that there will be a sequel to the 1998 film, but the schedule all “depends on the schedules of series creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.”

Considering it was seven years ago that the first film was released and there hasn’t been any new X-Files stories since then it seems like a long shot for a sequel, but all the talk and optimism from everyone involved is just too much to ignore.

Check out a snippet from the IGN article, then click the link below to read the rest. Bowman just released his director’s cut of Elektra on DVD, which I will have a review for soon and is also working on the Stephen King story “Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Umney’s Last Case for TBS, which will star William H. Macy and Jackie McKenzie.

As for which series storyline the sequel might focus on, Bowman says, “The only thing I know is it will be a stand alone story. That’s what I was told. It won’t be tied into the X-Files mythology. So, anybody who’s never seen the X-Files can step into the movie theater and have the full experience, and really see the great chemistry between David and Gillian.”

Now, seven years since the release of the first X-Files movie, some might say interest in the franchise has waned. Bowman believes otherwise. “[The X-Files] is like an old friend from the past, he says.”Whenever they come knocking at the door, they’ll be greeted with open arms. I think… I hope that there’s no bad time to make the X-Files sequel. If it came out at any time, I’d run and see it. Everybody wants to make it. And certainly as a fan, I want to see it.”

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