In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, the lengthy delays that hit a second X-Files movie, and the techno-thriller without much of its parent company’s tech in it.

The X-Files: I Want To Believe arrived years later than originally planned, held up by ongoing legal battles behind the scenes. Battles that changed the approach the movie took.

As for 1995’s The Net, the Sandra Bullock-headlined thriller originally had Bill Gates in mind to play one of its foes. And where isn’t there much Sony technology in it?

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.

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