Ever since the lackluster The X-Files: I Want to Believe underperformed at the box office in 2008, we figured we had little hope of ever seeing Dana Scully and Fox Mulder on the big screen again. So we got excited over the weekend when we heard reports that a script for a new X-Files movie was "in the process of being written."
According to France's TVMag, David Duchovny, a man who should know, reportedly said:
"It is in the process of being written. One awaits just the green light from Fox, a little disappointed from the relatively poor reception of the second film." (The film grossed $20.8 million.) "The error comes, in my opinion, that the authors strayed too far from the roots of the series. Moreover, the film was released in the summer. The third will be much closer to what the public expects, with government conspiracies, etc."
Thrilled to hear that? So were we. But it turns out a little something got lost in the translation. Because according to Collider:
David Duchovny's publicist has contacted us. She says while Duchovny did an interview with TVMag, what he said was lost in translation. Basically, there is no movement on X-Files 3 right now.
So though the Truth may be out there, it turns out it needs a better French-to-English dictionary ...