Millennium Returns, With Lance — But Without Chris Carter

Hold on to your 90s conspiracy theories: Millenium is getting a movie, and Lance Henriksen will be returning as his character Frank Black. But here's the rub — show creator Chris Carter is persona non grata on set.

Screen Rant is reporting/speculating that Fox will only distribute the film but not produce it, which means they don't have to use show creator Carter and can maintain the rights to the franchise. The supposed director? Brett A. Hart, who has one movie under his belt on imdb, Bone Dry.

Hart even told Screen Rant that he'd do the whole thing for free:

As a tremendous admirer of "The Millennium Series" I'm of course very intrigued by the recent rumors that there may indeed be a full length feature on the horizon. If any one can get "Millennium" made its Lance and it's been a long time coming. It's time to give the fans what they've been patiently waiting to see… More insight into the aberrant world of Frank Black… while further elevating and merging storylines, characterization and visuals… and finally closure for one of the finest series ever created. Let's hope as the title sequence suggests "The Time is near"… and As I've already publicly stated… my passion and conviction for the series is so deep that I'd direct "Millennium - The Movie" for free just to see it on the big screen.

I may not have enjoyed Chris Carter's last X-Files movie, but I certainly respect the creator's vision and tremendous body of work. No offense to Hart, but let's not just throw this film away before it even has a chance, some people liked Millennium. Plus if you're going to make money off of Carter's creation, you gotta pay the piper. But of course this is all mere speculation at this point.