'Believe' It: 'X-Files' Sequel Gets a Title

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With its release just three months away, Chris Carter's "X-Files" sequel finally has an official title.

According to media reports, the upcoming "X-Files" movie will be titled "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" when it hits theaters on July 25.

At last month's William S. Paley Television Festival in Los Angeles, Carter told fans that he was still negotiating with 20th Century Fox on the film's title.

"I can't tell you," Carter admitted at the time. "I know what I want it to be, but Fox has ideas of their own. I know what it should be."

Carter appears to have gotten his way, as "I Want to Believe" refers to the slogan on a poster in Fox Mulder's (David Duchovny) office throughout the long-running FOX series and also, of course, to one of the show's ongoing themes, the clash between faith and skepticism. That theme is also expected to run through film, though few details are known beyond the returns of Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, plus the addition of cast members including Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly and Xzibit.

The first "X-Files" movie, which sported the full title "The X-Files: Fight the Future," took in nearly $190 million worldwide in 1998.

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