Following the Hunted TCA panel yesterday, Frank Spotnitz also spoke to Collider.com about The X-Files,the possibility of a third film, and even some Millennium.
When asked if he still wanted to do XF3, he said:
I absolutely do! I think everybody should write to 20th Century Fox. I've been saying for years now that I feel it's a cultural crime that they have not finished the series. The second movie did not perform the way anybody wanted it to at the box office. I'm proud of that movie, but it makes sense to me that it didn't. It was released at the height of summer, and it was a story-of-the-week.That's not what the movie-going audience wanted. The movie-going audience wanted the aliens. That's what they know The X-Files for. And that story is not done, and it should be finished. I don't think it's too late, but I think it's gonna be, pretty soon. I'm still agitating with everyone I can grab to say, "Let's make this movie while we still can!"
He also spoke about the series and if there were things he was happy about and things he wasn't:
Oh, yeah, always! Unfortunately, my personality is that way. It's true with Hunted, too. I'm like, "Oh, that's good, but this wasn't good enough." I just look to what I consider failures. Other people might be like, "Oh, that was great," but I'll be like, "No, to me, that was not." I'm sure with The X-Files, there are plenty of things that I wish had been better. But, The X-Files was the central experience of my professional life. It was my first job in television. It taught me everything that I've taken with me since, and it was a huge success. I just feel so blessed to have something like that in my life. How many people get to be a part of something like that? I really made a lot of close friendships, with Chris Carter and Vince Gilligan, and I'm still friends with a lot of the actors. I still see Gillian [Anderson] and talk to David [Duchovny]. It's a treasure and a blessing to have something like that.
To read more, including some tidbits about a possible Millennium film, head on over to Collider.
The Summer 2012 Press Tour of the Television Critics Association is ongoing, and Frank Spotnitz' highly anticipated spy thriller Hunted just had its panel. Both Frank and the show's star, Melissa George, were in attendance.
Cinemax announced that the series is slated to premiere in Oct. 26th in the US. The show was shot in London, Tangier, Morocco, among other international locations. The first season will have 8 episodes of a full hour each.
Hunted is a coproduction between Big Light Productions, Cinemax and BBC. It's one of the most anticipated shows to premiere this Fall, drawing a lot of attention at numerous international entertainment and distribution festivals.
Here's an overview of what was said, courtesy of the folks at twitter:
"'Be ambitious; try to be as great as you can be; and trust in your audience,' Frank Spotnitz."
XFN has been actively reporting the developments on Hunted's production since the beginning and we cannot wait to report more as the show nears its premiere. The general sense of the entertainment bloggers, journalists and general attendees that attended the TCA panel was very positive. Some of the comments on twitter included "#HUNTED looks like ALIAS on steroids. I am riveted." by @ReelVixen
All we can say about this trailer is that we cannot wait for Hunted to premiere on October 26th on Cinemax! This is the first feature length trailer for the series written and produced by Frank Spotnitz. The show tells the story of Sam Hunter, played by Melissa George and is one of the most anticipated productions of the Fall.
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