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"Scully..." "Mulder..." A New TV Spot for THE X FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE Hits the Tubes!

Beaks here... Every time we get a new trailer or commercial for Chris Carter's new X-FILES movie, I have to pinch myself until blood pools around my fingernails just because I'm into the rough stuff. Then I get excited by the fact that there's new X-FILES on the way! If this is possible, then ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: THE BLUTHS is possible... FREAKS & GEEKS: LINDSAY WEIR IS A DEADHEAD is possible... QUINCY IN HAITI is possible... everything I loved that went away too soon can be revived! It's like I'm Jeff Zucker: Re-Animator! What's especially cool about THE X FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE is that, according to Carter and co-writer Frank Spotnitz, it's going to play like a standalone episode (which I always liked better than the mythology episodes anyway). The boys have been making the rounds over the last few months, and they seem pretty pleased with the film. Though the geeks have been a little preoccupied with THE DARK KNIGHT this summer, once it's out of the way, I fully expect that a lot of us will quickly divert our attention to Mulder and Scully. I'm so happy this movie exists. Please don't hurt my soul like Eddie Murphy. (Link courtesy of ComingSoon.net.)

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  • July 1, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    First

    by ZsAsZz

    but who cares?

  • July 1, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Where is pigphart?

    by jimmy rabbitte

    the TB needs to be made official.

  • July 1, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Is it neccesary to say "From the creator of The X-Files"...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...in the trailer for an X-FILES MOVIE? That's like saying "From the creator of X-Men...X-Men 2!"

  • July 1, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I certainly want to believe

    by slone13

    Can't wait.

  • July 1, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    July 25th?

    by shagg187

    Oh wow... I didn't know its coming this month! :/

  • July 1, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    "motion picture even of the summer"

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    FUUUUUCCCKKKK NO. I'm still gonna check it out, for nostalgia. It's gonna be a busy 3 weeks coming up soon.

  • July 1, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Was that Skinner's voice at the end?

    by fort9er

  • July 1, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Sure you could watch this TV spot...

    by Johnno

    Or you could check out Domino's Dark Knight trailer, which I would deem to be excellently 非常に奇妙な!

  • July 1, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    that sounded like skinner

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    I didn't know he was in this, what about The T-1000? *goes to IMDB*

  • July 1, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    One Positive About THE DARK KNIGHT Hype...

    by mrbeaks

    ... is that we've been too caught up in it to dig deeper on X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE. There's an outside chance that we'll walk into this fucker knowing next to nothing. That's rare nowadays.

  • July 1, 2008, 11 p.m. CST

    continuity?

    by FalconJones

    werent both mulder and scully on the run as fugitives at the end of the series? how can they be back in the FBI working on an x-file? is this film set earlier in the continuity?

  • July 1, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST

    who cares

    by darthnoodle

    x-files was always incredibly boring, convoluted, and hammy. i was glad when it jumped the shark. i saw the movie and i was glad it sucked so bad they didn't turn it into a franchise. i will be glad when this movie bombs and goes away. only the diehards are going to see this, and frankly, the world would be better if a black hole opened in every theatre opening night and sucked all the fans into a space time continuum where all the x-files questions were answered and the resounding response was "lame".

  • July 1, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST

    DON'T STOP BELIEVING! EVEN THOUGH NOBODY CARES!

    by LaserPants

    SING IT STEVE PERRY, SING IT!!!

  • July 1, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    M&S were on the lam in the last episode...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...but earlier trailers showed that Amanda Peet's FBI character has brought Mulder back into the fold to help crack this new "spooky" case, and he drags Scully along with him ("I'm done with chasing monsters in the dark"). And yeah, that sounds like Mitch "Skinner" Pileggi at the end. Hope he shows up, as it appeared he was going to get iced by "Supah Soljahs" in the last ep. And where the hell are Doggett and Reyes?

  • July 1, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST

    free pass

    by Project424

    I love me some X-Files. I quit watching the show around when the first movie came out, so it never got sour for me...

  • July 1, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST

    And I say to myself, it's so...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...wonderful, WOOOOOOOOOONDERFUL...

  • July 1, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Have a question for Chris Carter?

    by pacino33

    On Wednesday, July 2 at 10pm ET/7 pm PT. MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!, the most popular movie-themed podcast show on the internet and iTunes, will air a special interview with 'X Files' creator and director CHRIS CARTER. You can access the show live or anytime on replay by visiting: www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited The show is offering a chance for fans to ask questions of Mr. Carter. Please forward all questions to moviegeeksunited@yahoo.com. Make sure to include your name and location. The deadline for questions is Tuesday, July 1 at noon. Hope everyone enjoys the show! PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

  • July 1, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    "Moulder"'s sister was explained in season seven

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Some people hated it, but I kinda thought it was touching.

  • July 1, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Even season eight was pretty good

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Robert Patrick deserves props. Season nine had a *few* decent eps ("Daemonicus", "4D", "Aubrey Pauley"), but overall it should have ended with M&S kissing over baby William at the end of eight, although the reappearance of CSM at the end of the final episode was pretty awesome...

  • July 1, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Well, I'm excited

    by Bob of the Shire

  • July 1, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    I'm excited

    by Tony Is A Little Boy

    Not Dark Knight-level excited, but I did just pee a little bit.

  • July 1, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Can we stop overselling TDK?

    by kolchak

    It's not the second coming. The first one wasn't anything special either. Good, but not spectacular.

  • July 2, 2008, 12:05 a.m. CST

    The mythology was good for 5 years

    by hank henshaw

    It was what made the show stand out, the reason why many remember it, and why other tv shows try to emulate it. After the 1st movie it became incoherent and pointless. Thankfully this movie will have nothing to do with it.

  • July 2, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Stand-alones Blow

    by Ky-El

    Why does every critic keep saying they liked stand-alones better? You want stand-alones watch CSI or any medical/law show on crap TV. We've waited years to get some closure from the extremely open ended, not at all conclusive finale and they give us a stand-alone movie? Call me bored. Mythology episodes of any show are always better that stand-alone (*cough*)filler (*cough*) episodes.

  • July 2, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    nasty

    by theBigWasted

    well, x-men wasn't from the creator of the x-men...so yeah, there's a difference.

  • July 2, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Mitch Pileggi is listed in the IMDB credit list.

    by Pixelsmack

    So yes, he's in it. But it seems only those "three" from the show are in this one. Unless there's some uncredited surprises.

  • July 2, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST

    The Lord's work, pigphart

    by shran

    Thanks for telling it. I liked the X files. This will be cool. Better than that Sex in the City bilirubin. Why the hell did they make a movie out of that gaseous and unrelatable drivel? Except SJP..She is worthy of receiving my blessing. If ya' know what I mean.

  • July 2, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Forget The Dark Knight and Indiana Jones

    by zooch

    The motion picture of the summer is based on the tv show that ended 6 years ago.

  • July 2, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST

    CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS IT LOOKS AMAZING!!

    by calraigh

    I can't wait for this film!!!It looks so incredible and if I hear another bloody holier-than-thou review for TDK I'm gonna cut somebody. I'm out. ROLL ON JULY 25TH!!!

  • July 2, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Bad_Wolf

    by shran

    I believe you have that wrong. If I'm to understand correctly, pigphart is on the receiving end.

  • July 2, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST

    I used to be a HUGH X-Files fan but..

    by Aethyrr

    ..calling this one the biggest event of the summer, or whatever.. I mean, come on!

  • July 2, 2008, 2:24 a.m. CST

    the phenomenom that started it all???

    by bacci40

    fucking hardly...that goes to the prisoner, twin peaks and dr who...and i want scully to sit on my face

  • July 2, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST

    What Have You Done!?!

    by AD_Skinner

    I hear Mitch Pileggi, don't fuck this up CC!

  • July 2, 2008, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Glad to hear Skinners back

    by DC Films

    But it does look a little underwelming. And the line "everyone's giving up, but i'm not.' is more than clished for Mulder. However, i was a big fan of the series and enjoyed the last movie, so my fingers are crossed for it. And yes, Mr Beaks, the less hype the better.

  • July 2, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Billy Connely

    by SUPERJIM

    Is he known in America?

  • July 2, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST

    The next chapter?

    by V'Shael

    Surely the FINAL chapter. I can't see them ever going back to this.

  • July 2, 2008, 4:05 a.m. CST

    V'Shael

    by DC Films

    If this makes it's money back, i see them going straight back to it.

  • July 2, 2008, 4:08 a.m. CST

    From The Creator of The Lone

    by tomdolan04

    Gunmen...LOL

  • July 2, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Unfortunately

    by optimus122

    All the trailers have been pretty underwhelming...hopefully its just because they want to keep the plot as secret as possible. TDK is going to shit all over this movie though. Still , I loved the X-Files and will be there on opening night.

  • July 2, 2008, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Will also see it.

    by mrfan

    Enjoyed the show. Loved the chemistry between Scully and Mulder. Great show. Hope the movie is good.

  • S6-7 not so much and I stoped watching partway through 8.<p> I want to believe!

  • July 2, 2008, 5:44 a.m. CST

    BRING BACK Victor Tooms!!!!

    by Conans Sword

    he was cool. was into the show during the early seasons but the later eps where blehh. cant seem to get excited over this right now. ill rent it at some stage

  • July 2, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST

    there were some great epsiodes of the x files

    by Mr_X

    howver ultimately if you turn off halfway through a series out of sheer frsutration it aint good. i have no idea what happened in that series. i really should pick up the dvds.. or better still get them on bit torrent!

  • July 2, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Niiice

    by henrydalton

    http://www.joblo.com/newsimages1/dark-knight-viral.jpg

  • July 2, 2008, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Stand Alones were filler?

    by Bouncy X

    i know it seems like the myhology was all encompassing (man i probably mispelled that) but in reality there were maybe 6 or 7 episodes (if that) a season dedicated to the mythology. dont get me wrong, i've always preferred the mythology too but to call stand alones filler is a little extreme considering they made it easily 80-90% of the series.

  • July 2, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST

    GOD DAMNIT

    by Series7

    Every time I see that fucking retarded title Freddie Mercury comes blaring on my Hi-Fi in my head. <P> God knows God knows I want to break free

  • July 2, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    It looks like the end of the Summer season is...

    by rbatty024

    going to be better than the beginning. Hellboy II, The Dark Knight, and the X-Files. Damn! July movies are going to make a ton of money.

  • July 2, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    They shot it in British Columbia...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... so at least that aspect shows they're going back to the seasons 1-5 paradigm.

  • July 2, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    I was a HUGE X-Files fan...

    by fanboy71

    and my butt was in the chair for every episode, all the way to the last.... but I'll be damned if I can remember the mythology now, or even how it ended. BUT I will be in line opening weekend for this.

  • July 2, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Skinner's voice

    by mandalore_77

    IMDB has Mitch Pileggi listed as Walter Skinner in the cast ...

  • July 2, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Looks promising...

    by Jonah Echo

    If this movie is even half as good as it needs to be, it might end up being a surprise smaller hit on the heels of Dark Knight. Honestly, even big amazing movies seem to only have one BIG weekend these days, especially in a summer where big tentpole flicks are coming out, 2 at a time on any given weekend. So, there might be space in the wake of Dark Knight for X-Files. It probably doesnt need to make a ton of money either to break even, and if it gets good reviews coupled with a decent box office, and the eventual good dvd sales(even if it isnt great)I can totally see them making another. I think the reason you are seeing this so late after the original series is because they are testing the water for me. I just hope it's a good story. The real bit of concern is that you have 3 really geekly, potentially awesome properties coming out within 3 weeks of each other, and all of them need to be successful for any future installments. Though I hate to admit it, I fear more for Hellboy 2's safety than either TDK or XF2. And yes, I think HB2 will be brilliant as a movie, but that doesn't always equate at the box office. <p> As for the guy talking about "from the creators of XFiles" being like "the makers of X1 and X2", that has already happened this summer, when The Mummy 3 trailers announced with astonishment and pride "from the producers of the mummy and the mummy returns."

  • July 2, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    yea, big wierd typos up there..

    by Jonah Echo

    meant to say "testing the waters for more. Me should have been the start of the new sentence. Stupid.

  • July 2, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Billy Connely

    by ArcadianDS

    is known in america as the guy who took over the teaching role for the guy who used to be a DJ on WKRP in that show that for all intents and purposes, was a rewrite of Welcome Back Cotter. Thats about it.<p> But he makes a good point about Toblerone chocolates. You Tube it.

  • July 2, 2008, 9:08 a.m. CST

    ArcadianDS

    by Series7

    NOOOOOOO....he's known as the guy with all the guns from Boondock Saints. I do enjoy his stand up though, he's a lot funnier then Craig Fergeson. While Craig seems like a nice enough guy, and has that typical Scotish humor I don't think it works well with a late night show. I think Billy Connely would be funnier. Still can't believe he did Fido.

  • July 2, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    X Files Movie

    by Kryptic Verse

    Massive big up to Chris Carter and the team for giving us some more xfiles shernanagans !

  • July 2, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Sound like a great movie but these guys need to

    by CrichtonAstronut

    sart hocking this shit. I mean ihis is like the secod trailer fr this movie the other being in the theater. Are they tryinbg to keep this shit secret. I'vegot kno doubt the movie will be awesome but they need to start advertising this.

  • July 2, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Motion picture event of the summer my ass

    by batzilla

    LOL! That would belong to THE DARK KNIGHT! And who gives a SHIT about this X Files nonsense? The X Files is sooooooo over with. If you're going to dig up a movie based on a tv show that has been forgotten about then those dumb fucks should have done a Twin Peaks movie! With David Lynch directing/writing.Although nobody would go to see it either. This X Files movie is gonna FLOP! X Files ... pffft. I will rent it though : )

  • July 2, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    When did Ice Cube

    by Series7

    Give his career to Xzibit?

  • July 2, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    The MOTW episodes were "filler"?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The "conspiracy" episodes only totalled about 60 episodes out of TWO-HUNDRED. If anything, the conspiracy shit was just to keep people watching during sweeps periods. I'll take "Home", "Humbug", "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" and "Squeeze/Tooms" over all of that black oil shit. They spent two hours tryong to explain the mythology in the final ep, and it was STILL incoherent (the Syndicate guys are dead, right? So, WHO'S RUNNING THE SUPAH SOLJAH PROGRAM?!). I'm THRILLED that the new movie will be a good, creepy one-off story. If it's successful enough to spawn another movie, THEN they can get bacl to the conspiracy shit, but for now, just gimme Mulder & Scully creeping around with flashlights, and I'll be happy.

  • July 2, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    I'll see it. Not before TDK but I'll see it. But seriously

    by CrichtonAstronut

    guys. It pays to advertise.

  • July 2, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    On July 25th...

    by JackBauer24

    ..The Motion Picture Event of the Summer... will be revealed! Yes, in the UK it will.

  • July 2, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Can't say I'm looking forward to this

    by bravogolfhotel

    I was a tremendous fan during my teen years, but I find the series has not aged at all well; the direction and cinematography were of a very high standard for TV of the time, sure, but the stories are generally pat and unsatisfying. There's only so many times you can get away with the bold downbeat ending where the monster gets away or the conspiracy can't be proven before it ceases to be bold. Also, received wisdom is that the standalone episodes were the better ones, but with notable exceptions, it was pretty much the same tropes over and over again: Scientists Find Something Nasty, Serial Killer With Special Abilities, Small Town With Hideous Secret... Anyway, considering the way the show went out in a blaze of apathy six years ago, I'm a little surprised that anyone is looking forward to this (let alone Beaks, whom I depend upon to have higher standards than I do).

  • July 2, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    While everyone is still sucking The Dark Knight's cock...

    by slone13

    ...it will be refreshing to see something else in the theatres. X-Files will do nicely.

  • July 2, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I gots to get my files on.

    by nukethefridge

    I gots to get my files on.

  • July 2, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    S9

    by DefyThis

    For those on about Season 9 - one episode there probably ranks as one of the best eps of all time - "John Doe." Too bad so few were interested at that point. Robert Patrick actually did a great job in a difficult situation; the fan base just didn't want to see Mulder go (but given how badly Duchovney phoned in seasons 7 and 8, I don't see why - Season 7 things were the X-Files comedy hour with genies, Will Sasso, the COPS spoof X-COPS, and William Gibson butchering his own genre in F.P.S.). My disdain for season seven and Duchovney's ego-tripping aside, I'll be there opening weekend.

  • July 2, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Wait a Minute

    by Jack Shepherd

    Is the new X-Files movie going to have a stand-alone story? Haven't heard that A THOUSAND times.

  • July 2, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    The Super Soldier Program

    by hank henshaw

    The most contrived and ill-conceived chapter of the conspiracy was originally ran by the aliens. The, very stupid, plan was to abduct humans, return them dead and wait several months for them to come back to live as unstoppable killing machines (with one weakness, kryptoni... er, magnetite). It later seemed that it wasn't the aliens running the supersoldier program, but the supersoldiers themselves. Or the supersoldiers were aliens too, just not the gray shape-shifting aliens. I don't really know. I don't think the writers even know what was all that about, or cared. Harvesting humans and repopulation via black oil was a more straightforward plan, I think... stupid aliens.

  • July 2, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    I'd only see this if...

    by Chief Joseph

    If they just made a sequel to the first X-Files movie and ignored everything that came after it. Wouldn't that be great? You could have the Lone Gunmen, CSM, etc. again.

  • July 2, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    I hear you Fireproof, the Lone Gunmen are missed

    by v3d

    I always enjoyed the inclusion of the Lone Gunmen. In a way they were like fan surrogates. Geeks and nerds who never entered the field but knew everything (and more) about the X-files. The series was cancelled prematurely and many episodes were actually more entertaining then the final episodes of the X-files. I hope the Lone Gunmen characters get at least some small nod of recognition in this movie.

  • July 2, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Yeah, killing off the Gunmen was downright MEAN

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Just because a show is ending does NOT make it okay to just start killing off supporting characters willy-nilly! There's another reason seasons eight and nine didn't appeal to a lot of fans...no more cool villains! Krycek appears at the end of eight just to get gunned down, and CSM didn't reappear (after getting thrown down a flight of stairs at the end of season 7) until the very last ep (GREAT send-off, though). A conspiracy is only as good as the "face" that's put on it, and CSM was the Darth Vader of the X-Files. Kind of why the Star Wars prequels didn't match the OT...after Darth Maul was killed off at the end of Phantom Menace, you had NO CENTRAL VILLAIN. It was just a bunch of nebulous conspiracys that kids could NEVER follow.

  • July 3, 2008, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Good stuff!

    by sugarbess

    I like it. what a joke! Someone just photoshoped his pictures to some hot ones and then uploaded them to the online service 【 wealthybeauty.com】.. you know the site is a rich men seeking hotties site.. so he is looking for a hottie there!

  • July 7, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    too soon?

    by TheBaxter

    are you seriously saying that the x-files went away "too soon"? if anything, it didn't go away soon enough. it was a great show when it was great, but it lasted 2 or 3 seasons too long and blew the chance to wrap up its mythology in anything resembling a satisfying manner.