X-Files movie sequel still in works

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Conspiracy theorists' ears perked up yesterday, as a few remarks from former X-Files star David Duchovny led them closer to the truth--the truth about a new X-Files movie.

On hand at the Television Critics Association press tour to promote his upcoming series Californication, Duchovny told members of the press that he was due to see a script for the movie next week.

"I'm actually supposed to see [the script] next week," Duchovny said, according to E! Online. "Before I would just say that because [executives] told me [to say that]."

Duchovny also said that his X-Files co-star Gillian Anderson and series creator Chris Carter were on board for the film. The movie would be based on a script from Carter and series writer Frank Spotnitz, with Carter attached to direct. Production could start as early as November, pegging the movie for a summertime 2008 release, according to Duchovny.

The X-Files ran from 1993 to 2002, and followed paranormal FBI investigators Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) as they worked their way through a web of conspiracies, aliens, and other spooky situations. A movie based on the show was released in 1998 to mediocre reviews and managed to rake in almost $200 million worldwide.

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