X Files Writer Gunning For A Third Box Office Installment

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April 9, 2012 | 4:01am EST

The X Files writer Frank Spotnitz is urging studio bosses to greenlight a third big screen installment of the sci-fi hit.
The phenomenally successful TV series was adapted for the box office in 1998, and a sequel followed a decade later.

The X Files’ stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have both insisted they would love to play FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully again, and now Spotnitz – who wrote for the series and movie versions – wants the franchise to be a trilogy.

He tells Sciencefiction.com, “There is a very active and relentless fan campaign for a last movie. I do feel like it would be a terrible shame if that didn’t happen.

“It feels wrong not to give it an ending around the alien colonisation of Earth… I have a clear idea of how it would go and I’ve been talking to (creator) Chris Carter about it for a long time.

“I’ll keep banging the drum whenever I meet the Fox (studio) guys.”