Thursday, April 10, 2008

X Marks The Spot - So Mark Your Calendars!

Mark your calendars for July 25, 2008 - the much anticipated release date for the as-yet titled X-Files 2, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. The film's plot is tightly under wraps, so little is known beyond rumors that this will be a stand-alone storyline, free of the alien colonization arc that some might claim plagued the series and first film. This popular "monster of the week" formula was the basis for many of the episodes and will serve well a sequel released ten years later, when all but die-hard fans will have forgotten much of the plot details. X2 will also star Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit, and Mitch Pileggi, reprising his role as Skinner.

While Bill Roe, an 84 episode veteran of the X-Files, ensures a consistant, familiar film, production designer Tony Wohlgemuth (Bionic Woman, Tru Calling, and Dark Angel) and costume designer, Lisa Tomczeszyn (X-Men), might bring an edgier, hipper look to the film's sets and costumes. Chris Carter, the series creator, directs.

Will fans like it? Only time will tell but too much tampering with a cult fave might prove problematic. It could be that this stand alone, monster-of-the-week format is a safe way to deliver a solid, super-sized X-Files episode. In my book, that is more than enough to justify marking July 25th as a red letter day.


m&m said...

I can hardly wait!

Cullan Hudson said...

The title has been released: "X-Files: I Want To Believe." Yeah, I know, it ain't the catchiest thing to roll out of Hollywood, is it? Anyway... that's it.