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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.

Posted by Mac on February 19, 2001 08:55 AM
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