The highly anticipated second film based on TV series The X-Files has finally got a title.Twentieth Century Fox has confirmed that the title to the feature-length spinoff from the popular 1990s (oc)cult show is The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Variety reports.
The film is slated for a July 25 opening day and sees David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return to their roles as paranormal investigating FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Series creator Chris Carter co-wrote the script with long-time X-Files producer Frank Spotnitz. Carter directed the film as well.
“It’s a natural title,” Carter told the Associated Press Tuesday. “It’s a story that involves the difficulties in mediating faith and science. I Want to Believe — It really does suggest Mulder’s struggle with his faith.”
The title is also a reference to the tagline of a well-known poster of a UFO seen on Agent Mulder’s office wall throughout the show’s long run.
Not much is known about the plot of the film except that it will be a stand-alone story rather than a return to the show’s UFO/government conspiracy mythology. Internet rumours indicate that the film may involve werewolves but nothing has been confirmed.
“We went to almost comical lengths to keep the story a secret,” Carter said. “That included allowing only the key crew members to read the script, and they had to read it in a room that had video cameras trained on them. It was a new experience.”
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