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Millennium set for big screen?

May 14th, 2012 by bash Comments

Coming bagged a chat with Aliens actor Lance Henriksen to discuss his role in the forthcoming Tron: Uprising series.

However, while talking about that he also brought up a role that has enjoyed a bit of a cult following over the years – Frank Black in Millennium.

Created by X-Files supremo Chris Carter, Millennium ran for three seasons back in the late 1990s. It saw Black as a criminal profiler with the uncanny ability to put himself inside the mind of a killer.

Now, it seems, Henriksen wants a big screen return.

“I think it’s going to happen,” Henriksen said. “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.”

Explaining what he thinks has happened to the character since the end of the show, he continued: “Ever since 9/11, the world has changed so radically. 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.”

Despite Henriksen’s hopes, there has been no official news on a big screen return.

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