Monday, June 23, 2008

X-Files 2 Previewed In L.A.

Fans who braved 100-degree heat in Los Angeles on June 22 learned a bit more about the upcoming top-secret sequel film The X-Files: I Want to Believe. (Spoilers ahead!)

Fans screened footage from the upcoming film and asked questions of star David Duchovny, director Chris Carter and co-writer Frank Spotnitz in the presentation, part of the Los Angeles Film Festival, in the Majestic Crest Theatre in the Westwood section of L.A.

Among the revelations:

--"Shippers will be happy," Spotnitz said, referring to fans who favor the romantic relationship between Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny).

--A few unanswered questions will be addressed, Carter said, though he remained coy about major plot points.

--A light-hearted Duchovny admitted a few conflicts with Anderson about their characters. "There are always conflicts," he said with a smile. "That keeps it interesting. We do our own thing."

The footage showed a few new things as well:

--Mulder insists that after all this time he is still looking for his long lost sister Samantha and doesn't think she is dead.

--Mulder and Scully argue; she says, "This isn't my life anymore." He walks away from her, muttering, "I'm trying to ignore you."

--Scottish actor Billy Connolly plays a religious man named Father Joe who helps the agents in their quest, which takes place, in part, in a snowfield.

Amanda Peet and rapper Xzibit also star in the movie. The X Files: I Want to Believe opens July 24. --

[via Sci-Fi]

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