Third Eye Comics just released a look at a new variant cover for Joe Harris’ upcoming “X-Files Season 10″ #1 from IDW Publishing. The classic tattoo inspired cover is drawn by Charles Paul Wilson III and the cover will be exclusive to the Third Eye shop.
The issue drops this June in shops everywhere. READ MORE
Since the announcement of X-Files: Season 10 from IDW Publishing, we’ve all been wondering where the series will take off and how Mulder and Scully will fit into a new era. Based on the official solicitation (read it below) it seems that writer Joe Harris plans to throw the agents into a world of new technological threats and government conspiracies. After all, it’s been over a decade since the original series came to an end and the technological advancements we’ve seen since then are astounding. It will be interesting to see how Mulder and Scully adapt to the new world. Also, I have no doubt aliens will be thrown in the mix. READ MORE
Bleeding Cool announced that IDW was launching a new X-Files series this June. That series will take place immediately after the second X-Files movie. They are also going to be re-printing and collecting all the old issues in special edition trades. READ MORE
With “Fringe” almost gone (not to mention the fact that people who were born on the day the first “X-Files” premiered being eligible to vote), it’s about time for a new hour long paranormal drama. Enter “Weird Desk”. ABC has ordered 13 episodes of it and will premiere the show next summer, per Variety.
The show, from Canadian production company, Shaftesbury Films, centers on a clandestine organization that handles mysterious other-worldly cases rerouted from the CIA and National Security Agency. The two lead characters – who run the Weird Desk – are named Morgan and Rosetta (though we don’t yet know who will be playing them). The show is written by Carl Binder (“Stargate”) and David Titcher (“The Librarian”).
I’m not sure about the show’s tone, though. While a network “paranormal drama” sounds like it should be on the freaky, serious side – that title indicates that it might be on the freaky, silly side (a la “Eureka”, which is not the type of show ABC is in the business of distributing). Here’s betting there will be a title change before it airs.
With the launch of the Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover event “Rotworld”, and the excitement building over 30 Days of Night/Criminal Macabre crossover, here’s a chance to look at some of the best, and most ridiculous, horror comic crossovers. Great crossovers should never feel cheesy, nor should they feel forced. But who doesn’t want to see Batman fighting Predator to the death? What follows is a list of ten killer horror comic crossovers. READ MORE
Pending an approved cast, Michael Bay (pictured above; Transformers), along with his Platinum Dunes gang Brad Fuller & Andrew Form, have a pilot order for their new TV show, “Occult” via A&E.
According to Deadline the project, written by James Wong (“The X-Files”), “draws parallels to X-Files and Fringe, centers on a FBI agent who returns from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with an agent with her own complicated backstory who specializes in the occult. Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force.”
There is no studio attached yet but, with a pilot order from a network in place, one shouldn’t be too hard to come by. With “Fringe” winding down this could be pretty cool if they do it right!
A few months back TheX-Files writer Frank Spotnitz discussed his strong desire to do a new film in the series saying,”There is a very active and relentless fan campaign for a last movie. I do feel like it would be a terrible shame if that didn’t happen. It feels wrong not to give it an ending around the alien colonisation of earth. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson feel the same.”
Now Duchovny’s speaking for himself and he backs this up 100%. He told Collider, “That book doesn’t close until somebody dies, really. One of the greatnesses of the show was its open-endedness. It was about possibility. It wasn’t about closure. It just couldn’t be. There is no such thing as that story ever ending. Those characters are forever searching. That’s what they do. Even if we’re not watching them, they’re out there, in some dimension. Mulder and Scully are still doing their thing ‘cause that’s their nature…I would love to do another film, or more. I think we’re all game for it. I know I’m kind of perplexed that Fox isn’t more [enthusiastic].”
I can kind of see where Fox is coming from. 2008′s I Want To Believe only grossed $20M compared to Fight The Future‘s $83M (not adjusted for inflation). But Duchovny has a reasonable answer for I Want To Believe‘s financial failure. Head inside for more. READ MORE
Now this has potential. Not only is Gale Anne Hurd a producer on “The Walking Dead”, she’s also had a hand in classics such as The Terminator and Aliens. AMC not only has “Walking Dead”, but also has fostered (occasionally contentiously) shows like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad”, both of which are light years better than “Walking Dead” (even though TWD is pretty good, there’s no contest).
So when they team up for a new show, I’m hoping for the best. Especially a show like “Area 51″, which not only has the period setting that worked so well for “Mad Men”, but also – you know – aliens. Seems like it could hit a cool middle ground between that show and “X-Files”. The whole thing will be adapted from the bestselling book of the same name by Annie Jacobsen and scripted by Todd E. Kessler.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Published in May, Jacobsen’s book revolves around the famed military installation in the world that has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government and explores the myths about the area and those who believe that region is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems and nuclear facilities. Jacobsen interviewed 19 men who served on the base and additional servicemen who were employed there. AMC’s entry will take place in the 1950s-1960s and will focus on those who work at the base and protect the country’s secrets — including the remains of the alleged alien crash at Roswell.”
Vertigo, the creator owned imprint of DC Comics, has taken quite a hit over the past year. Both of writer Brian Wood’s critically acclaimed Vertigo books, DMZ and Northlanders, have been wrapped up, while Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera’s Scalped is drawing to a close as well. So what kind of fresh blood does Vertigo have waiting in the wings to help ease the pain of losing two of its flagship titles? Saucer Country, a book that mixes the thrilling political intrigue of Brian K. Vaughan’s Ex Machina with the dark supernatural elements of The X-Files to create one of the best launch issues from Vertigo since Jeff Lemire exploded onto the comics’ scene with Sweet Tooth. Read on for the skinny…
As stated multiple times since the last piece of crap hit theaters, Gillian Anderson is still ready to reprise her iconic role as Dana Scully in a third X-Files film, says THR.
The site reports from the world premiere in Sydney of Universal’s Johnny English Reborn, in which Anderson plays the head of fictional MI7 opposite Rowan Atkinson, and reports that Anderson said that there is definite talk of X-Files 3.
“I hope it will happen, there’s talk of it,” she told Australian breakfast TV program Sunrise.
“I don’t know who’s writing it but I hear there’s something going on,” she said.
And she indicated that there could be more life in the franchise, saying she wants to do a film spoof of the hit Fox TV series.
“I’ve always wanted to do a spoof of the X Files as a film,” she said.
“We talked about that for a long time but maybe after three features we could get to do a spoof feature.”
The 2008 The X-Files: I Want to Believe was absolutely horrendous and flopped at the boxoffice raking in only $21 million. Although, it is worth noting that it pulled in $68 million worldwide, which quite possibly could warrant talk of another sequel.
Even while the long-gestured The X-Files: I Want to Believe was one of the biggest disappointments since Alien vs. Predator (both Fox films; coincidence?), I still find myself clamoring for more mysterious to be solved by FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). The previous film featured A LOT of talking by both stars about their willingness to uncover another “X-File”, which eventually did happen. Two and a half years later, it all begins again. Details inside. READ MORE