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X-Files 2: Trading TV for Film

In an interview with TV Guide "X-files" executive producer Chris Carter is dropping hints that another "X-files" movie is on the horizon. Currently in its eighth year, "The X-files" TV series will end as a cliffhanger this spring and the loose ends may be picked up in a feature film. The future of the "X-files" as a series depends on the success of its spin-off show "The Lone Gunmen," which arrives as a mid-season replacement on March 4. If "Gunmen" takes off (and Carter continues to receive large sums of money from a television endeavor), "The X-files" could be morphed into a movie franchise. The first "X-files" movie, released in 1998, brought in $84 million domestically, making it successful enough to justify a sequel.

On the TV front, "The Lone Gunmen" is Carter's third attempt to launch a show during his "X-files" tenure. "Millennium" hung around Fox's schedule for three seasons but burned out in 1999, and "Harsh Realm" was booted from the '99 fall lineup after three episodes.


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