Details on the upcoming X-Files movie have been held under lock and key like that dead and probed alien body in Area 51. The film's storyline is still a mystery to all but a few lucky crew members, and creator Chris Carter has gone to great lengths to keep it that way.
"We went to almost comical lengths to keep the story a secret," Carter told the Associated Press. "That included allowing only the key crew members to read the script, and they had to read it in a room that had video cameras trained on them."
Finally, one of the film's major secrets has been revealed--its name. Carter finally disclosed the title today, and it will sound awfully familiar to fans of the show.
The X-Files: I Want to Believe is scheduled to hit theaters on July 25, and will once again follow FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) as they dabble in supernatural occurrences. The phrase "I Want to Believe" is a direct reference to Mulder's attitude toward all things unexplainable and became the best-known slogan from the show during its nine-year run on television.
"It's a natural title," Carter said. "It's a story that involves the difficulties in mediating faith and science. 'I Want to Believe.' It really does suggest Mulder's struggle with his faith."
Carter says the movie is a stand-alone piece of work and is designed to appeal to new and hardcore X-Files fans alike. Also cast in the movie are rapper Xzibit, Amanda Peet (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), and Billy Connolly (Fido).
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What do you think, X-Files fans? Love the name? Hate it?