Many are not keen on the idea of watching yet another X-Files movie considering the 2008 film The X-Files: I Want to Believe only garnered mixed reviews and didn't prove to be a box office success. However, lead star David Duchovny remains optimistic in doing another installment of the infamous franchise that catapulted him to stardom.
"I was happy with it... I have nothing but respect for [X-Files creator] Chris Carter and the writing staff," Duchovny told The Daily Beast, defending last year's movie project.
"As far as the X-Files movie I'd like to do next, if we get a chance to do it, would be a return to the heart and soul of the mythology, which is the alien-oriented conspiracy. I think it's natural for The X-Files to have another movie in 2012, so we'll see if we get to do it," Duchovny said.
If the movie pushes through, the third X-Files film is rumored to hit theaters on December 22, 2012. For now, though, David Duchovny is concentrating on the small screen as sex addict novelist Hank Moody on Showtime's Californication, which is currently on its third season.
Californication, which has won several awards including one Emmy Award and one Golden Globe Award, has already been renewed for a fourth season due to its rating spike though Duchovny believes that the show will still continue for another two to three years.
"One of the great things about doing cable is that going past seven years is not part of the network's financial model, so I'm not afraid we'll go too long," Duchovny said. "[Californication creator] Tom Kapinos and I have a similar vision of how we'd like to go out."