A few days ago I saw this four-panel comic exploring what would happen if The X-Files really did turn Mulder into a werewolf. It keeps popping into my head to make me do Seth Rogen style chuckles, so I’m exorcising it by posting it. (more…)
I’m excited at today’s announcement that seminal 90’s paranormal investigation series The X-Files is returning to Fox for a limited series. But I’m nervous, too, because if any of the new episodes resurrect and validate a long-debunked rumour, I’ll have no choice but to end Werewolf News. (more…)
iF Magazine has an exclusive interview with Frank Spotnitz, producer and co-scriptwriter for X-Files: I Want To Believe. If you’ll recall, there were whispers that I Want To Believe involved werewolves, and that one of the werewolves might have been Mulder. These (ultimately false) rumours were deliberately encouraged by the filmmakers via Photoshopped werewolf transformation makeup tests and on-set photos of werewolf props. In the interview, iF Magazine asks Spotnitz what the deal was.
iF: There was some kind of “wolf suit” photography that leaked to the Internet last year when you were filming. I’m assuming this was planted to throw people off the scent of what the movie was about?
SPOTNITZ: That’s right. We actually got the idea for the werewolf mislead because of an obscure post on Ain’t It Cool News. Someone had written that they’d met [director] Chris [Carter] in a bar and he’d told them the movie would be about werewolves. We decided to just keep feeding that storyline. We felt most people wouldn’t be too disappointed when the movie ended up not being about werewolves after all.
You were wrong, Franky. Wrong.
As reported by Variety and a number of different sources today, the new X-Files film now has an official title: “X-Files: I Want To Believe”. No word on whether the film involves werewolves or not, but according to Variety, director Chris Carter confirmed that “that the pic won’t focus on the show’s alien mythology but instead features a stand-alone story on the struggle between faith and science.” There’s still hope!