X-Files film official, dated

For a group known for uncovering secrets and conspiracies, the X-Files team did a pretty good job of keeping their own out of the limelight. However, the sheet has finally been pulled off the long-in-the-works X-Files movie sequel, and 20th Century Fox has announced a release date for the film.

Agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder will return to the big screen on July 25, 2008, in a paranormal thriller featuring a standalone storyline, says Variety. The movie has yet to be titled, but will begin shooting in Vancouver, British Columbia, next month.

X-Files creator Chris Carter will direct, with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as Mulder and Scully, respectively. Carter and X-Files scribe Frank Spotnitz wrote the screenplay, and both will produce.

The fate of the sequel has long been the subject of rumors and Internet speculation. The flame was reignited when Duchovny said in July that he was about to read the sequel's script and that the movie was moving forward.

The X-Files ran for nine seasons between 1993 and 2002 on Fox, and is one of the most successful science-fiction television shows in history. The X-Files movie was released in 1998 and grossed almost $200 million worldwide.

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I'm not sure how this is going to turn out after so much time especially considering how convoluted the storyline got when Duchovny left (I hated Dogget) but I'll definitely be buying my ticket on opening night. Duchovny has proven with Californication that he still has a fantastic charisma and wit and I look forward to seeing him paired up with Gillian Andersen again. They were such a great team. Thanks to Chris Carter for keeping the dream alive.
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wait, a "standalone" story?? I dunno about that. As much as the overall arc got convoluted and a little bit cheesy, especially near the end of the series, it feels like they kind of need to continue that, not leave that huge cliffhanger unanswered and use a two hour feature to go ghost hunting.
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This is great news. The first movie was never going to be enough for a franchise that went on for nine seasons. I hope the acting/storyline are superb. I live in the UK so it will probably be next fall/winter before we get to see it. I'll keep checking TV.com for storyline secrets.
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Finally! I saw the headline "X-files film offically dated." And I all but freaked. I thought this was going to a bad article and talk about how 'past it's prime' X-files is. Now,I'm breaking out my old "I want to Believe" poster and camping out, rewatching all my DVD's. WHOO!!!I miss you X-FILES!!!
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WoooooooooooT! Finally -- took them long enough!! Hopefully the acting, special effects, and the script are good though... still planning to see this movie when it comes out in theaters though! :D Mulder and Skully, nice to see you two back again :)!
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Finally, i´m so happy,X-Files in movie...so cool.I love x-files.
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omg. i'm so excited. i can't WAITT!! i'm still working my way through the seasons but i absolutely loveeee the xfiles. YAY!
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I´m so excited!!! I think I´m going to cry. I don´t know if I can wait until next July...
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That is great!!!
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SNOOZEFEST!!!!!



10+ years of waiting since the series goes off the air, and what do we get... A filler episode that is turned into a movie! If they are going to make a series of movies from this show that will be successful, they should deal with the mythology. If they want to do movies that don't have anything to do with the mythology storyline, they should make them for TV so I don't have to pay $10 to watch a television show on an over-sized screen.



I've loved this show from the beginning too, but be honest with yourself, weren't you just tolerating the filler (stand-alone) episodes because you knew the next mythology episode was going to be great.
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I guess Mulder and Scully could not find any jobs post TV Series.
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The best news i have heard in years.
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I am FREAKING out. I've been waiting for this damn movie for almost ten years.
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Wahooo!! This news just made my day... and my week!
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Cooooooooooooooooooooool!. I've been waiting till the end of the final season and now finally it become true. :) I so excited that I think I'm gonna cry!.



Thanks to Chris,Spotnitz,Duchovny and Gillian :).

No Robert Patrick please!, let me enjoy the good old times!
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OMG I think I just died and went to heaven. Just the other day I finally resigned in not ever having new XF!! Guess I should have given up sooner, LOL!
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I can't express the deep joy that fills my X-Phile heart!!!! YES!! M&S are back!!!!
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Finally! This is great news!
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to joeybrandojones: yes. the invasion is also set in 2012.
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I've seen enough X FILES to make me like it a lot, but does anyone know if they ever actually found some real aliens (and is the smoking also an alien, I never seen any episodes w/ him).

Anyway, I can't wait to see this
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Yay! :D:
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I am soooooo happy! I am looking forward to seeing THE X-FILES 2!!!!
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Yes yes yes!!! My favourite show of all time is back again!
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I'm not really sure if it's going to work after all this time but yet I can't help but be interested to see the result.
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Well I hope its better than the first movie. To me that was to boring. Its been 7 years can there charictors still click after that long of a break.
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Yay about time!
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totally can't wait :D
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Can't waittt
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Can't wait can't wait can't wait
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YES! X-Files is by far one of my favorite shows. I can't wait for this movie to come out!
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*SUPERSQUEE* :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wooooooooooo I am so happy right now. *party*

I never saw teh first film on the 'big screen' so I am totally looking forward to seeing David and Gillian together again!!!
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YAAAAAY!

Every time I see an article like this it just makes me more and more excited!

Now let's all go celebrate the GREAT news on The X Files Party thread :D
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man i hope the movie helps bring back the show
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OMG! HOORAY!!! FINALLY!!!! YES!!!
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Anything to make him stop filming Californication is good by me
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Yes! Woo hoo! They're back! *parties*
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I've really missed the show! Can't wait to see Agent Scully again!
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YAY! :D
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OMG!! YES YES YES!!! I LOVE THIS SHOW!!! I LOVE THE MOVIE... i am soooo gonna see this one the day it comes out!!! i can't wait!!!
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I agree bring them back to tv. It Kills me seeing Murder on all these slice of life shows.
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I *knew* there was still a hope!!!

I really could not wait any longer!!!



:D
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Can't wait!!!!!!!!! I know the movie will be great, because all the episodes of The x-files and the first movie were brilliant, so I'm not worried about the storyline. CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
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i dont know about this one
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I can't wait for this movie! It is about time.
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I want to believe...
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Brilliant news! I loved all nine seasons of the show (and unlike many fans I really enjoyed the last couple of seasons). Any news on any other cast members? I wonder if they would bring Doggett (Robert Patrick) and Reyes (Annabeth Gish) back for this film? But surely Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) would be in this film? He'd have to be!
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"The first movie grossed almost $200 million" Ouch. These days that's not enough to ensure a sequel. The Transformers movie COST 175 million just to make. I hope Mr. Carter plans to scare the crap out of everyone or this may be the last film. Since it will be a standalone feature anything is possible. Please be original. I'm so sick of the current film industry's lack of ideas leading to remake after remake and when that doesn't work they just dust off another terrible comic book and say, "Hey, let's waste tons of money on this by making a movie out of it." I've seen every episode and will be waiting for what happens next. Aliens still scare the piss out of me!!
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All I have to say is....It's about freaking time :D



Yeah...I'm so happy.



Dave & Gil together again
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