Even a box-office flub isn't enough to stop Mulder and Scully's boring back and forth romantic drama. So what if Space Chimps did way better than the second X-Files movie? Chris Carter and co. are still going to try again, but this time direct-to-DVD. Click through for more details. UPDATE: X-Files producer Spotnitz addresses the rumors. According to X-Files writer and producer Spotnitz's blog, "the rumor is false. The Internet report you read is completely made up." Good for you for coming out and addressing the sensation an X-Files DVD made, but honestly I don't know if direct to DVD would be that terrible of a turn for the X-Files. There's a big enough fan base that they could turn a profit, and those are the only people who are going to do to the theater to watch the movie anyways. Dread Central got the scoop that the new X-Files movie will settle for minimal embarrassment by eking out a direct-to-DVD release. A tipster told the horror site:

"I understand - there was room for improvement ... and there still might be. I work for Screaming Death Monkey and Spotnitz - the TERRIFIC Frank Spotnitz - told us this week that the team have already spoken about the next X-Files film. It's likely the next release will go direct to DVD - but they're working on the assumption they'll have a similar budget."

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The similar budget? That's not saying too much for me since most of the shots were in the snow. Perhaps they could actually focus on making the third film actually scary, and less midlife-crisis-angst ridden. I say go crazy and dump the budget into aliens. Blow The Day The Earth Stood Still remake out of the water with your own UFO that would make Close Encounters blush. But unfortunately Dread seems to think that the plot will be focused on the end-of-days story line. According to them, the 2012 Mayan time line has also been discussed. Boo, what the world needs now is Cancer Man and aliens. [Dread Central]