Is a movie spin-off of one of TFT’s favourite TV shows really in the works?
If you believe Lance Henriksen then the deliciously dark Millennium – which was made by the same team behind The X-Files and ran alongside that show from 1996 to 1999 – is really getting its own movie.
“I think it’s going to happen; I really do,” Henriksen told Empire magazine. “There’s a big push on right now, and a lot of crazy people involved.”
The cult TV show saw Henriksen play retired FBI profiler Frank Black, who had a supernatural ability to see inside the minds of serial killers.
Brought back to work by the shadowy Millennium group, Frank tracked demons and human monsters alike.
“The world has changed radically since 9/11,” Henriksen said. “If Millennium was made today, with those same characters, it would be far more interesting than the limited palette they had with serial killers. Imagine Frank’s morality and focus [pitted against an international terrorist plot]. He’d be like a master chess player.”
Henriksen made the claims during press interviews for Disney’s TRON: Uprising. He provides the voice of General Tesler in the animated series.
However, it’s not exactly a done deal yet – especially as the last X-Files movie didn’t break any box office records.
“There are a lot of fans out there, in 65 countries, and I can’t go anywhere in the world without being asked when a movie’s going to be made. It doesn’t have to be an expensive movie. It’s crazy not to give it a shot!” Henriksen added.