In The New York Times, Mark Harris talks to X-Files creator Chris Carter and co-writer Frank Spotnitz about the new film, The X-Files: I Want To Believe - released in the UK on 1 August.
“We had tried very hard to think of something we had not done before,” Mr. Spotnitz said, “and we came up with an ‘X-File’ that was very creepy and disturbing. But that was in 2003. By 2007 we realized that the Mulder-and-Scully aspect of the story had to be different because of the passage of time. The movie” — which acknowledges that several years have elapsed — “is more about them and their relationship than anything we would have done in the series. We never would have spent that kind of capital in an episode.”