The film is inspired by a real-life 1968 incident in which a Russian submarine sank off the coast of Hawaii. Duchovny explained, “So the movie is kind of about what might have happened aboard that sub. Did it go rogue? Was it going to fire on Hawaii and start World War III? That kind of stuff.” Duchovny added, “I'm a pretty bad guy.”
Watch more of our interview, including David’s thoughts on another “X-Files” movie!
“Phantom” glides into theaters this Friday.