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X-Files returns to haunt Indian audience

india Updated: Sep 24, 2008 17:43 IST
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After making movie buffs wait for ten long years, X-Files-I want to believe, a science fiction film based on a popular television series, is all set to thrill audiences from this Friday.

The follow-up to 1998's first big screen X-Files film Fight the Future, this is being released in India on September 26 over six years after the end of the television series.

With a huge fan following of the popular series in India, the actors hope the audiences will like it. "Fans can expect what they've always expected of the series, for it to be smart, engaging and the story to be scary and for the romance of the Mulder and Scully and their relationship to be alive and well," said actor David Duchovny in an email interview to PTI.

The lead stars of the series -- David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are making a comeback after a long time. "The relationship between Mulder and Scully in this movie takes place in real time. Both are six years older and six years wiser and more mature and their relationship has evolved. It has gone through a lot and they have a lot to deal with in the movie," says David. <b1>

For actress Gillian Anderson, her relationship with David in the film remains special. "It was such a chase kind of relationship with a lot of longing and yearning. People wanted us to be together so it is a love story at the heart of the show," she says.

The story of the film begins where Mulder and Scully have left FBI. Dr Dana Scully is now working at a hospital while agent Fox Mulder is leading a reclusive life after leaving the agency. But FBI comes seeking their help after one of their agent is abducted.

"The series ended in 2004 and it was probably six months to a year that the talks started about the story that was different to justify a film and we came up with an X-files that we really liked," says David.

So, what the audiences should expect from the latest film? "It is more about the possibilities of paranormal, other worldly and unexplainable happenings. It is a good story and a very scary film. The audiences can expect to jump out of their seats," David promises.

When asked about the differences the characters go through in the film, David says,"There is the battle between Scully and Mulder's interpretation of truth. Scully will represent the scientific angle while Mulder will go after unscientific or intuitive angle and then there's the truth," David explains.

Talk about their on-screen chemistry and Gillian says, "I think that the dynamic that sits between David and I when we are working is quite unique"

She is, however, convinced that the sheer unpredictability of the story will work in the favour of the film. "The best part about the X-Files is always that it could make you afraid of anything. It is not just the typical horror film. I don't think anybody is going to expect what this is all about," she says.

The film was shot with high security to avoid speculation about the story of the film and the actors had a fun time shooting the film. "Those new techniques that we tried to follow to keep the script a super secret. How could we forget that experience? Those special rooms used for narrating the script It was all fun trust me. We learned many innovative ways in keeping a secret," David says.