I’m a big fan of your work and check your website quite frequently. I was wondering if you heard about the Kickstarter that Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell started for their proposed Veronica Mars movie. They asked fans to contribute on their Kickstarter site and hit the $1 million mark in less than four hours. Can we please get a Kickstarter going for The X-Files 3? I know for a fact that millions of fans would be eager to donate their cash if they knew there was a potential to get closure to the X-Files legacy, myself included.
I am hoping you might be able to lend an insider’s opinion on something.
There’s been talk on the reddit sub /r/xfiles about making a Kickstarter for The X-Files. Do you think that raising money from fans would help sway Fox to greenlight it? How much money would need to be raised to change their mind about a third movie?
Thanks for any insight.
Hello Mr. Spotnitz!
As a huge fan of The X-Files, I am totally behind the Reddit-supported idea of a kickstarter for a third X-Files movie. I would love to see this happen. There are many of us regular folks out there who are willing to pitch in however we can to help.
And of course I wanted to thank you for creating my favorite show of all time. The Scully character means a lot to me especially, as she inspired me recently to go back to college at the age of 35 and study to become a Pathologist. By bringing The X-Files to life, you changed the life path of this one person.
Just joining the bandwagon in saying that we should do an XF3 kickstarter!!
Can we do this Frank?! WE NEED ANOTHER X-FILES MOVIE!!!
Dear Frank Spotnitz,
Veronica Mars just hit 1 million in less than four hours for their movie kickstarter and I was just wondering how we can get an X-Files 3 kickstarter going? I would be willing to donate money and see the series get the closure it deserves.
No I haven’t given up. Just a little disenchanted with the powers that be.
You know the people at Fox who have yet to look at you and Chris Carter, and Gillian, David, Mitch, and say MAKE IT SO THESE PEOPLE WILL LEAVE US ALONE!!!
I haven’t written in a while because of my disenchantment with them. Okay, so here’s what I thinking.
A while ago I suggested if the studios issue was the actual funding behind the movie that we the Philes do our own funding.
Have you heard? Veronica Mars fans raised over their goal in 24 hours.
We are Philes, what do you think would happen if we did crowd funding?
What do you think we could raise in twenty-four hours?
I think we’d get a green light, and I would say since there would be lots of profit, let’s do some good and donate all that we can to a variety of charities, an equal portion to each persons favorite charity. Yours, Chris’s, Gillian’s, David’s…
You understand where I’m going with this.
PS. Still hoping not giving up and ready with the check book!
Wow! There’s been quite an outpouring of excitement and enthusiasm these past few days over the idea of launching a Kickstarter campaign for X-Files 3. The idea is not new, of course, but the evident success of the Veronica Mars campaign has understandably given it new life.
I have no doubt the passion and devotion of Philes would result in a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. I wish I could say I believed that would lead to a greenlight for X-Files 3, but I don’t. At least not at this point in time.
I am only speaking for myself, of course, not for Chris Carter or 20th Century Fox. If my assessment changes, I will let you know. And I’ll be the first one to contribute.
Until then, Don’t Give Up!