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Henriksen Still Awaiting Millennium
Could a belated movie really happen?

14 May 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Coming Soon

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Henriksen Still Awaiting Millennium

Out doing the rounds for the animated series TRON: Uprising (where he voices General Tesler), Lance Henriksen has made the surprising claim that a movie spin-off of his cult 1990s TV show Millennium is in the works. "I think it's going to happen; I really do," Henriksen says. "There's a big push on right now, and a lot of crazy people involved..."

Millennium, should you need reminding, was Chris Carter's other series, running alongside The X-Files on Fox from 1996 to 1999. Henriksen played Black Francis Frank Black, an ex-FBI agent turned freelance forensic consultant, with the psychic ability to see inside the minds of criminals. He worked for the mysterious Millennium Group, which became more sinister as the series progressed.

The often grisly series struggled with a limiting serial-killer-of-the-week formula for a while, before getting more into the politics within the Millennium Group itself, and conspiracy theories and supernatural forces heading for some sort of millennial apocalypse. Fox cancelled it before it got anywhere, however, and it was wrapped up in a bizarre X-Files crossover episode about zombies in someone's cellar.

The millennial focus means the show was very much of its time, making its resurrection thirteen years later seem unlikely. But, Henriksen believes, that's actually a possible strength of a future film.

"The world has changed radically since 9/11," he explains. "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."

There's no green light and no word from Chris Carter, and the last X-Files movie didn't exactly set the world alight, so season this info with a hefty pinch of salt for the time being. But, says Lance, "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!" 


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Underated
Lance Henriksen deserves to be in a lot better movies than he usually is. The guy is brilliant More

Posted by Skillgannon at 12:23 on 14 May 2012 | Report This Post

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let's not kid ourselves or be nostalgic - it was camcelled beacuse it was rubbish! The first season was great but the mythology that was created did not make a lick of sense. Watch season 2 and 3 and you will see that only a few episodes made the grade. The character of Frank was also depressing! There is dark and complex, then there's the cure for insomnia! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 11:54 on 14 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: BRING IT ON
Take my money NOW!!! I just started to watch the show last year and it is fantastic. Dark, gothic, twisted so ahead for its time, nothing like it on TV these days outside of teen bait vampire shows. More

Posted by foodfather at 11:09 on 14 May 2012 | Report This Post

BRING IT ON
I would love to see a millenium movie, really loved the series it was so underrated. More

Posted by asylumdaz80 at 10:32 on 14 May 2012 | Report This Post

BRING IT ON
I would love to see a millenium movie, really loved the series it was so underrated. More

Posted by asylumdaz80 at 10:32 on 14 May 2012 | Report This Post

That would be fantastic
I love Millennium, it must be the most underrated TV show ever. Especially Season 2 is as good as anything on TV today. Regarding the movie however I'm quite sceptical, given that the latest X-Files movie was hardly a hit, it seems unlikely Chris Carter could get financing for this project. A new TV series would probably be the best way to go. More

Posted by The_Ravenking at 10:09 on 14 May 2012 | Report This Post

Cool
I would be all over this if they did it. Love Millennium! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 09:58 on 14 May 2012 | Report This Post


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