Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Conspiracy Continues . . . Well . . . Sort of

X-Philes around the world rejoiced as Twentieth Century Fox finally green-lighted a second big screen adventure for Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (well, technically, former Special Agents). This announcement comes after years of false starts and misinformation about the, until now, mythical sequel.

Although the nearly decade-long X-Files television series was built around a central conspiracy storyline of shadow government deception, the untitled X-Files sequel will be a stand alone supernatural thriller. The upcoming movie promises to recapture the creepy, dark atmosphere of the scary stand alone episodes that made the series a hit.

Unfortunately the film will not tie up the slew of loose ends related to the complex conspiracy mythology left dangling after the series finale, nonetheless the return of Mulder and Scully surely marks a day of celebration for any self-respecting conspiracy buff . . . who also . . . um . . . really likes the X-files.

The tentative release date is set for July 25th of 2008. To keep posted on new developments, keep and eye on the Untitled X-Files Sequel on Internet Movie Database.

All this Librarian can say is . . . finally!

-- Katherine O'Brien-Smith

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