The X-Files was a huge success. That gave its creater, Chris Carter, the chance to bring another, darker show to the small screen. That show was Millenium and it was brilliant. Starring the wonderful Lance Henriksen as Frank Black it ran for 3 series. The show followed Black, acriminal profiler with the uncanny ability to put himself inside the mind of a killer, as he delved deeper and deeper into strange conspiracies. Just go and pick up the box sets.
It was 13 years ago that the show ended, but there has always been talk of bringing it to the big screen. It appears that things may once again be moving forward on the project.
“I think it’s going to happen,” Henriksen said today at the press junket for the upcoming animated series, TRON: Uprising. “I really do… There’s a big push on right now and there’s a lot of crazy people involved in it. They’ve written a book with interviews with everybody that was on the show including [Frank] Spotnitz and me… It’s crazy that you wouldn’t give it a shot. It doesn’t have to be a $30 million movie either. There’s a lot of fans out there in 65 countries. I can’t go into any other country without them wondering when the movie is going to be made.”
“Ever since 9/11, the world has changed so radically,” he continued. “If ‘Millennium’ was made today with those characters, it would be a far more interesting show than the limited palette they had with serial killers. I love the idea of a non-judgemental character like Frank Black was… He wanted to know why and how all these things happened, but he knew that judging someone for what they’ve done would just get in the way of finding out things. Imagine that kind of morality and focus, like a master chess player. There’s beads on a string and suddenly you’ve got a necklace. He knew how to do it. It would be much more interesting now than it was then.”
Lance went on to talk about what he would like Frank Black to go through on the big screen.
“When you trap a guy like Frank Black,” he said, “who has that kind of imagination and you put him in a world like Bulgaria where everything is in Cyrillic and he can’t communicate actively with a lot of people, he has to do it in another way. I’ve thought of how it could be done. You just keep moving the pressure in on him about this kind of terrorist stuff. A terrorist plot. The pressure keeps building and building and building until you realize that that pressure gave him all the answers he needed. You would be gasping for air to wonder what is going to happen to this guy.”
I would love to see a Millenium movie. More Lance Henriksen on the big screen is always good. Would you watch a Millenium movie?
Source: Coming Soon