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The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jul 19, 2008
Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz - The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Q1: Why was there such a long period of time between the first film – and the end of the series – and this film?
CC: Fox cames to us a year after the TV series ended, and said "if you want to make another movie, let's go" and we went. We worked out a story, and they liked it. Negotiations began, then it all broke down over what I will call "TV contractual problems." Which took – unexpectedly – years to resolve. It's the nature of the business. When it was finally resolved, they called us back and said "If you still want to do that movie, we still want to, but you have to do it now. It's now or never. There is a writer's strike looming and if you don't do it now, it might be two years before you get another opportunity. And we think that's too long. You will have asked the audience to wait too long." We agreed. So that is why we did [the movie] five years out – it's now six years...

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