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News Archive: March 2008
X-Files Two Teaser Poster
Posted at 1:54 PM (PDT) on Friday, March 28, 2008

The first movie poster is finally here! has a large copy of the Untitled X-Files motion picture teaser poster. Click on the thumbnail on the right to see the larger version.

Visit where you'll be able to register for updates, check on the international release dates, view the trailer, and so forth.

Chris Carter at William S. Paley Television Festival
Posted at 6:38 AM (PDT) on Thursday, March 27, 2008

Carter Offers X-Files Spoiler

By Patrick Lee
March 27, 2008

Chris Carter, who co-wrote and directed the upcoming X-Files sequel film, offered fans a few tantalizing spoilers for the movie, while his writing partner, Frank Spotnitz, said it would remain true to the show's mythology even though it is a stand-alone story.

In a panel at the William S. Paley Television Festival in Hollywood on March 26, Carter told fans that they will learn bit about what happened to William, the baby of Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson), who was given up for adoption in the show's ninth and final season. "It will not go unconsidered in the movie," Carter said.

Carter also revealed why the sequel still does not have a title. "I can't tell you [what it is]," Carter said in response to a question. "Because I don't know, really. I know what I want it to be, but Fox has ideas of their own. And I know what it should be."

Spotnitz said that the movie will pick up the story of Mulder and Scully six years after the events in the show's finale, which aired in 2002. "In the movie, we wanted it to work for non-fans as well as fans," Spotnitz said. "But we were determined for the fans to honor all the work that these guys did on the series and all the love that people had for the show over the years. And so I think you'll see that, while this not a mythology movie, it's true to everything that's come before. It's true to Mulder and Scully, who they are, where they would be at this point in their lives and all of the experiences that they've had."

Neither Carter nor Spotnitz would offer many details about the sequel's storyline. But Carter admitted it derives some its story from the idea the duo had for a sequel movie to be shot immediately after the series ended.

"It's the story we wanted to do," Carter said, adding: "We went to the length of working out the story [in 2002]. And then there was this lawsuit that got in the way. And years went by. ... [Finally,] I got a call from my lawyers: 'The lawsuit's been resolved.' 'Great!' And then the phone is ringing. Fox is like, 'Let's make a movie!' 'Great!'"

That was last year. When Carter went to Spotnitz to find the index cards with the original sequel story idea, they had disappeared, Carter said. "And it was the best thing that could have happened," he said. "Because I think that the story that we came up with now, the movie we just did, is superior to the story that we had. And it made us work harder."

Carter said that the production wrapped principal photography on the sequel about 10 days ago in Vancouver, Canada. The movie opens July 25.

Carter also revealed that he has mulled a movie based on his other TV series, Millennium, which starred Lance Henriksen. "We've talked about that over the years," he said. "Lance would love to do it. I don't know if it would ever get done. It's a long shot. It would be fun. I have ideas about how to do it."


X-Files Trailer Previewed

Chris Carter offered fans a glimpse at a rough cut of the trailer for the movie, which featured the new tagline "Believe Again."

Screened at the William S. Paley Television festival in Hollywood on March 26, the trailer featured a bit of dialogue between Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson):

Mulder: "Scully. I need you on this with me."

Scully: "I know. That's what scares me."

It featured quick cuts of footage of uniformed men searching a snowfield, led by a white-haired man played by Billy Connolly; someone dragging a body; Mulder in a car being hit by another vehicle; a glimpse of cast member Callum Keith Rennie; Scully hitting someone over the head with a blunt object; the discovery of a body buried in ice; and other images, some of which were also previewed at WonderCon in San Francisco last month.

The trailer ends with a voiceover bit of dialogue between Connolly's character and Mulder as viewers see an image of Mulder and Scully climbing out of a helicopter:

Connolly's voice: "Do you believe in these kind of things?"

Mulder's voice: "Let's just say I want to believe."

The finished trailer will debut in movie theaters along with Iron Man on May 2, a Fox spokesman told SCI FI Wire. The second as-yet-untitled X-Files movie opens July 25.

Reminder: NFA Doodle Auction Ends Tomorrow, March 17
Posted at 4:29 PM (PDT) on Sunday, March 16, 2008

371 doodles are being auction on eBay.

These are a few with 'ties' to Gillian Anderson:

Graham Norton - Gillian has appeared on his show a few times.

February 2003 transcript
Gillian with Graham on YouTube

Jane Horrocks - she starred as Donner in "Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind" with Gillian as the voice of Vorkana. Jane also played Bubble in "Absolutely Fabulous", Minnie in "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties", Black Widow Spider/Mrs. Plum in Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride", and was LV in "Little Voice" with Brenda Blethyn and Michael Caine.

Imelda Staunton - Dolores Umbridge in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (Gillian LOVES Harry Potter); Oscar Nominee and BAFTA winner for her starring role in "Vera Drake".

Dennis Lawson - played John Jarndyce in "Bleak House" with Gillian.

Julia Sawalha - Saffron in "Absolutely Fabulous", Ginger in "Chicken Run", Lydia Bennett in the 1995 television version of "Pride and Prejudice" which recently aired again on PBS's Masterpiece Classic hosted by Gillian.

Newly Listed, UK Auction: Melinda McGraw's Doodle
Posted at 10:04 AM (PDT) on Monday, March 10, 2008

Click here to see her beautiful doodle.

Melinda played Melissa Scully in four episodes of The X-Files (Christmas Carol, Paper Clip, The Blessing Way, and One Breath).

Since then, she's been very busy with lots of other television shows and will soon be seen in the next Batman film, The Dark Knight.

Click here for her filmography.

Oregon hiker takes big steps for friend with NF
Posted at 11:56 AM (PST) on Friday, March 7, 2008

By Chauncey Alcorn
March 6, 2008
The Toledo Blade

For the last five months, Jodi Harrington, 27, of Oregon has been planning to embark on perhaps the most challenging adventure of her life and she's doing it for a good cause.

Last Friday morning, she began hiking the American Discovery Trail, one of the longest series of hiking trails in the United States.

For the next seven to 10 months, she plans to hike 25 miles a day. Her trek will take her through at least 20 cities in 12 states, 13 national forests, two mountain ranges, and at least one desert. She will carry a 34-pound backpack with one change of clothes and a sleeping bag, sleeping in the wilderness or with people who have volunteered to house her overnight.

Why is she doing this?

"The idea of the hike actually came up first. Then it was like, 'Well I should do it for a cause,'" she said. "Then I said 'why not do it for Jeremy?'"

Jeremy Eby, who Miss Harrington has known since the seventh grade in Oregon, was an athlete who played sports at Clay High School before graduating in 1998. But in 1999 he was diagnosed with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis, commonly referred to as NF, which changed his life.

Two years earlier he had surgery to remove a tumor in his brain and when doctors checked on his progress in 1999, they discovered two tumors growing on the hearing nerves in his ears.

Miss Harrington is hiking a series of trails that officials believe only 21 people have finished and she's doing it to raise awareness and research funds for Mr. Eby's disorder.

"NF is a genetic disorder which causes tumors to grow on nerves," said Deb Hanlon, a coordinator for the national fund-raising organization Run 4 NF. Her organization is affiliated with Neurofibromatosis Inc., a national charitable organization helping Miss Harrington with her mission. They have a network of people with neurofibromatosis and research supporters across the country, some of whom are allowing Miss Harrington to sleep in their homes along the way.

The organizations are also helping her contact media across the country and she hopes the publicity from her quest will motivate people to donate a total of $100,000 to neurofibromatosis research through a Web site she set up with Neurofibromatosis Inc. and fund-raisers the organization is hosting during her trip.

Miss Harrington admits she's nervous, but too many people are counting on her for her to fail.

"I've met so many people whose children have NF or they have NF, I don't know what to do if I let them down," she said. "It's just not an option."

The discovery trail stretches across about 6,800 miles and 15 states including its northern and southern paths, which both begin in Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes, Del., and end in Point Reyes National Seashore, north of San Francisco.

Miss Harrington will be walking the trail's northern path, which a discovery trail official said is 4,834 miles. The southern path is 5,057. She won't, however, be alone on her journey.

Josh Howell of Biglerville, Pa., is hiking to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's research in honor of his mother and will join her, Ms. Hanlon said. Both will stop at libraries along the way, using computers to publish journals on the Internet. Those journals will be posted on the Discovery Trail Web site.

Click here to read the entire article.

Jodi's Journal Entry: March 31, 2008

The National Doodle Day Auction in the UK has started!
Posted at 11:34 AM (PST) on Friday, March 7, 2008


Gillian Anderson

Billy Connolly (The X-Files Movie #2)

Andrew Davies (Director of "Bleak House")

Danny Dyer (Straightheads, aka: Closure)

Denis Lawson (Bleak House)

Piper Anderson-Klotz's doodle is here.

Click here to bid on hundreds of doodles! The auction ends on March 17.

Forty nine (49) copies of the "2008 Celebrity Doodle Book: Celebrating Five Years of Celebrity Doodling" are on sale for £9.99 each. The book contains 160 pages packed with five years of celebrity doodles.

They also have 50 packs of doodle notecards for £4.10 each. The pack contains 10 cards and envelopes with five designs from the 2005 celebrity doodles.

All monies raised by National Doodle Day UK will support the work of two registered charities in England: The Neurofibromatosis Association and the British Epilepsy Association.

'X-Files' added to Paley Festival
Posted at 1:12 PM (PST) on Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Anderson, Duchovny not yet confirmed
By Stuart Levine
March 4, 2008

“The X-Files” has been added to the lineup for the William S. Paley Festival. Session will take place March 26.

A late edition to the previously announced fest, “X-Files” creator Chris Carter and exec producer Frank Spotnitz will be on the panel to discuss the Fox series that ran from 1993-2002 and won three Golden Globes for best drama and an Emmy for star Gillian Anderson. The discussion will not only center on the series but the upcoming film as well, which is scheduled for released on July 25.

Anderson and her “X-Files” partner David Duchovny have not been confirmed to appear but may be announced at a later date.

The Paley Festival runs March 14-27 at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

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