It’s December, so Greenlight Baby?

Well philes, 2012 has come and almost gone, and still no greenlight. We know what you’re feeling. Believe us, we’re feeling it too. After four years of campaigning for a third film, we are shocked and saddened that it hasn’t happened yet. The way we see it, there are two ways forward. One, we could give it up, throw in the towel, and say at least we gave it our best shot. Most people probably wouldn’t fault us for it, though we would fault ourselves. Two, we could refuse to accept defeat and be who we are. We could dust ourselves off, pick ourselves up, and forge on ahead because giving up has never been a part of our vocabulary, and after five years of XFilesNews, we’ll be damned if it becomes a part of our vocabulary now.

So there it is; how we’re feeling, what we’re thinking, and we have a proposition for you. We’ve been working on a special project over the last 3 months and we desperately need your help. Through thick and thin you’ve been with us. You’ve laughed with us. You’ve cried with us, and you’ve inspired us to be better than ourselves. We’ve been grateful to call each of you friends and a part of our worldwide family. What we’re asking of you now is for less than 5 minutes of your time with a video camera.

Please record yourself dancing, smiling, singing, doing whatever it is you want to do for our Greenlight Baby music video. We are in the final stages of finishing the music and editing and we want to have as many philes take part as possible. This very special project is going to release on December 21st. This date should have seen us all at a midnight premiere and sharing the excitement of another phile reunion. Since it’s not what came to pass, we’d like to take that day to do two things. First, we’d like to celebrate everything this fandom has become: hard work, perseverance, and teamwork, because no one gets there alone. Second, we’d like to show our support to TenThirteen Productions, Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson for their unwavering support of a third X-Files feature film.

Take a look at the 30 second promo for our upcoming video below and please…find 5 minutes of your time between now and December 10th to record yourself, your friends, and your family and send it to xfn1013@gmail.com We will be sharing this video with the philes, with TenThirteen, with the cast and crew of The X-Files and most importantly, with 20th Century Fox. We’re eternally grateful for your support and we plan to keep fighting the good fight.

Don’t Give Up.

The XFN Team

 

Take the jump for the lyrics.

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Spotnitz on Sam Hunter’s Next Adventure

As you may have heard here at XFN and on many different media outlets, the BBC decided not to renew Hunted, Frank Spotnitz new series. However, this doesn’t mean that the road is over for Sam Hunter, the main character of the series, portrayed by Melissa George.

This is because, as confirmed by Spotnitz himself and Cinemax, a new spinoff is in the works. 

According to his interview with our friends at Den Of Geek, Spotnitz and HBO will be able to continue with the mithology created for the show, but they won’t be able to develop it as an exact continuation of the previous production between the BBC and Cinemax.

Regardless of what the future brings for this amazing spy drama story, Frank is delighted to be able to continue the road for these characters, now with the advantages of producing for a more defined audience.

In an exclusive short conversation with XFN, he went on to say: 

“I’d like to give a special shout out to all the X-Philes who’ve voiced their support for Hunted. Thank you all so much for always being there. I’m incredibly excited about continuing Sam’s story with Cinemax, and I can’t wait for you to see what comes next.”

We invite you to read the whole interview at Den Of Geek, but we warn you, it does include SPOILERS from the last episode. So proceed with caution. It also includes the previously released questions about XF3 and the possibilities of an X-Files reincarnation.

If you’re watching Hunted on the BBC, the final episode of this incarnation will air on November 26th, but the show still has a few episodes to go in its airing at Cinemax.

Cinemax in Talks for More ‘Hunted’

Deadline and TV Wise are reporting that Cinemax is in talks with Hunted series creator Frank Spotnitz about continuing the story of Sam Hunter, after BBC One announced this week that it would not be renewing the spy drama.

Hunted, which has earned some of the highest reviews for a Cinemax show, was down in the ratings for BBC One after it was unable to hold its own against ITV1’s season finale of DCI Banks and a network premiere of The Inbetweeners Movie (though Hunted was up in ratings the week before). BBC One announced it would not be renewing the series, and it appears Cinemax is stepping in. Hunted has done well for Cinemax in the U.S. and Cinemax’s promotion of the show has seen the fan following for Hunted increase in recent weeks.

We’ve been following the production of Hunted since the series was first envisioned, and if you have not yet seen this exciting and suspenseful spy drama, you are missing out on one of the best new shows on television.

Head over to Deadline and to TV Wise for much more on this developing turn of events.

 

XFN Exclusive – R.W. Goodwin Talks to XFN

In a rare opportunity, LAX-Files Author and XFN Correspondant Erica Fraga sat down to talk to filmmaker and entrepreneur R.W. Goodwin. He’s one of the most prolific directors and producers from The X-Files. He also directed and produced the recent Alien Trespass with Eric McCormack and Robert Patrick.

Learn how he has also taken a new venture as an entrepreneur with his own invention!

Enjoy this very candid and rare interview from his and Sheila Larken’s home.

 

 

Also look for Sheila Larken’s interview posted before this one!

XFN Exclusive – Sheila Larken Talks to XFN

In an unique and pleasurable opportunity, LAX-Files Author and XFN Correspondant Erica Fraga sat down to talk to the always lovely actress Sheila Larken. As you all know she played Margaret Scully on The X-Files, among many other TV and Movie roles.

Enjoy this very candid and rare interview from her and R.W. Goodwin’s home.

 

Look also for R.W. Goodwin’s interview to follow this one.

Gillian Anderson to Star in “Sold”

Souce: ONTD

As announced earlier this week, Gillian Anderson will be joining Sold, a dramatic adaptation of the book by the same name, penned by Patricia McCormick.The book was part of ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults in 2007 and a finalist of the National Book Awards also in 2007.

The story is centered on Lakshmi, a young indian girl that has been sold to a prostitution ring to settle her family’s debt. According to ONTD, Anderson’s character is instrumental to the main character’s pursuit of freedom, portraying a photographer that tries to unveil the human trafficking network. The movie will start shooting next month in India and she’ll be sharing the screen with David Arquette (Never Been Kissed) and Indian stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nandita Das and Om Puri.

Emma Thompson, Simone Sheffield and Valerie Hoffman are the executive producers of the movie; locations include various sites in India, including the Himalayas and Mumbai.

Stay tuned for more updates for this project.

2012 XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest Winner!

And the results are in… After careful consideration by our busy but amazingly graceful guest judge, actress Annabeth Gish, the winner of the 2012 XFN Pumpking Carving Contest is Amy, for her rendition of Navajo wise man, Albert Hosteen.

Amy will be receiving a care package from XFN with a couple of Fight The Future action figures and a few other surprises!

Thanks to everyone that participated this year, it was indeed a very varied collection of works, lots of talent! You can check them out here.

Stay tuned for more giveaways and contest coming soon.