The X-Files: I Want To Believe

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The X-Files: I Want to Believe is a 2008 science fiction drama directed by Chris Carter, and written by Carter and Frank Spotnitz. It is the second feature film based on Carter's TV series The X-Files, following the 1998 film, The X Files: Fight the Future. The stars of the TV series, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, reprise their respective roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

The film was first anticipated in November 2001 to follow the conclusion of the ninth season of the TV series, but it remained in development for six years before entering production in December 2007 in Vancouver. The film was released through the summer months of 2008 across the globe and on November 7, 2008 in Japan. The world premiere took place July 23, 2008, at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood; the UK premiere was held on July 30, 2008, in London's Empire, Leicester Square.

Unlike the first film, the plot does not focus on the series' ongoing extraterrestrial-based mytharc and instead works as a standalone thriller/horror story, similar to many of the Monster-of-the-Week (MOtW) episodes that were frequently done in the TV series.