David Duchovny

British Actor Simon Pegg Eyes X-Files Role

British actor Simon Pegg is keen to land a role in the next big screen installment of The X-Files.

The Shaun of the Dead star is adamant original FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, played by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, should be included in the upcoming third film, and he is desperate for a role himself.

He tells Britain’s The Sun, “I was a big fan of The X-Files and I’ve become friends with Gillian Anderson since. I’ve always loved that show so it’s definitely something I’d consider. It’s a great story and it would be nice to see it continue… (but) it has to be with David Duchovny and with Gillian. “

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No Word on 3rd ‘X-Files’ Film From Series Creator, Chris Carter

The truth is out there: Don’t expect a third “X-Files” film.

While series creator Chris Carter was suitably impressed by a boisterous and enthusiastic Comic-Con International crowd clamoring for a third big-screen venture, he remained decidedly noncommittal on the idea.

“We can get to it later,” Carter said Thursday, when asked of the possibility at a panel celebrating the Fox series’ 20th anniversary. The panel also featured stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, along with writers and producers.

It was not the answer the crowd was seeking about the fate of FBI agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. But those in the audience — including several who had camped out overnight to ensure good seats for the hour-long event — were in a forgiving mood, listening raptly as tales of the show were traded.

“The X-Files,” a popular Fox television series, ran from 1993 to 2002 and spawned a pair of feature films.

But the future of the show’s big-screen franchise remains as murky as the alien black oil that featured prominently in the popular Fox television series.

While Carter was cool to the proposition of a third “X-Files” film, Duchovny and Anderson were decidedly more amenable.

“I always thought whenever we can come back together, we would, as much as we can, so we will,” Duchovny said.

Asked if the show should return to television, a la “24,” Anderson replied “No!” then added, “but a film would be great.”

Carter noted that the series — now a comic book from IDW Publishing dubbed Season — could find resonance in contemporary times.

“The suspicions and the conspiracy theories are rampant today, so I think that if ‘The X-Files’ were to come back now, you could do the show now,” Carter said.

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David Duchovny’s Ended Play Abruptly After Stage Stunt Went Wrong

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David Duchovny was forced to cut short the final scene of Neil Labute play The Break Of Noon after a flying stunt went wrong at a recent show, leaving him standing solo on stage. 

The X-Files actor has starred in the Off Broadway production, about a man who survives a horrific mass shooting, since October (10). 

The final act ends with a spotlight on the actor as theater goes black, and he mysteriously levitates above. 

But Duchovny was left awkwardly standing with his arms out, ready to be lifted, during one particularly embarrassing production.

He explains, “We had this magic trick. It was black on black and I’m wearing black jeans and I’m doing my final monologue. This black bicycle seat comes out on a black pole, and as I’m standing there I’ve got to get on to it and then it goes up but I’ve got to get my a** on there. One day it didn’t happen.

“I look up at the stage manager and… I knew something was wrong. 

“I don’t feel the seat and I go, I’m just gonna stay here. So I finish my monologue and I hold my position… The lights stay on and after about 10 seconds I just said, ‘Alright, good night.'”

David Duchovny Joins IBG Charity Auction

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The IBG fall auction is right around the corner, and with it comes a host of fantastic opportunities! How often do fans get the chance to not only see a great performance, but also meet the star? 

Actor David Duchovny has generously donated for auction a meet-and-greet following his November 14, 2010 performance of, “The Break of Noon” at The Lucille Lortel Theatre in NYC. Two orchestra seat tickets to the performance are also being donated with this lot.  Bidding is open to fans domestically, as well internationally, though it should be noted that the auction lot does not include airfare or accommodations to the NYC area. 

Duchovny joins a host of other participants in this fall’s auction.  Among the other items up for auction:  two set visits to ABC’s “Castle”, four (4) VIP tickets to see E!’s “The Soup” film (including a meet-and-greet with star, Joel McHale), two (2) VIP tickets to see CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” film, Dodgers tickets, a private cooking lesson with Chef Gavin Mills, merchandise from ModCloth.com and Disney memorabilia. 

All bidders must register (http://www.ibginc.org/octauctions) in order to qualify for the auction and receive bidding forms.   Absentee and phone bids are welcome!  Bid sheets, which will be sent once you complete registration, must be returned by October 19, 2010. 

IBG is a 501(c)(3) public charity focusing on utilizing the power of philanthropy through the arts to benefit a wide range of charities worldwide.  We act as a “fundraiser facilitator” for micro-funded and start-up charities that would otherwise struggle with the logistics and costs associated with event fundraising.  For these charities, every dollar is crucial. Since we began fundraising in December 2008, IBG has disbursed nearly $50,000.00 to participating non-profits. 

Proceeds from this live auction event will have significant impact on IBG’s ability to support partner organizations which include non-profits on the front lines dealing with catastrophic illness, education, arts and culture and social services.