X-Files titles announced
by, 04-16-2008 at 01:28 PM (1596 Views)
So Fox has, surprisingly late in the game, finally announced the full title of the new X-Files movie hitting theaters on July 25th:
X-Files: I Want to Believe
I can't say that it is a very compelling title. Frankly, it sounds a bit like a pop song. I know it is appropriate for X-Files, but still.
I'm actually pretty excited by this movie but I have to wonder what its chances are in the busy summer blockbuster season. The first X-Files movie in 1998 (a decade ago) didn't exactly set the world on fire and it the meat of the blockbuster box office, teenaged and early 20s males were still in elementary school when X-Files went off the air. Do they care? Do they even know what this show is?
I've been very pleased to hear that the script for this movie will apparently avoid much emphasis on the mythology of alien conspiracies in favor of the style of their more standalone creep episodes.
I'm guessing, though, that this decision was more than just one of style but also because they realized nobody remembers the conspiracies laid out in the TV show.