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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Dec 30, 2007
Awesome!!! Best show ever. Still watch reruns.

Can't wait.
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Aug 30, 2007
I sure hope it will be in theatres in 2008... that this is not just another false alarm... And yeah, it would be much better to be based on mythology than on "monster of the week"...
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Aug 30, 2007
this is the greatest news ever!
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Aug 16, 2007
*happy dance* :D We have been teased a lot about a second movie, but hopefully this is the real thing! I am excited! And I agree, a mythology based movie would be nice :)
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Aug 07, 2007
This is in 'production' since the first X-files movie... I certainly hope it's gonna be made this time around! :D
Hope it's a mythology one as well...
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Jul 30, 2007
OMG!! ANOTHER MOVIE!! OMG I CAN'T WAIT!! i love this show i own all the seasons and the movie. i love mulder and scully and i am super happy they are making another movie!!
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Jul 24, 2007
Yes yes yes! cant wait!
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Jul 24, 2007
FINALLY! We have some new positive news, can't wait!
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Jul 21, 2007
mediocre? i thought the 98 movie was pretty good. Although i do seem to recall is having muted fanfare all things considered, still i thought it did pretty good at box office and i remember feeling good about it.
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Jul 20, 2007
Awesome, been waiting for a sequel. I believe that the mythology episodes of The X Files are what made it brilliant, and while I did like some standalone episodes, without the mythology ones I would of been bored rather quick

Can't wait, if Mulder ends up not being on it I won't be watching, it will be as pathetic as the last 2 seasons of the series :D
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Jul 20, 2007
Wow this news made my whole year! i'm praying that this happens!! It would be great!
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Jul 20, 2007
yeah, I hope this is really happening!!! I love the X-Files, best show ever.
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Jul 19, 2007
X Files took a nosedive in the last couple of seasons and the film wasnt so great. Hoping for the best but this new movie has a 50/50 chance of being good.
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Jul 19, 2007
Wow this made my day...Love The X-Files and finally a new film...I'm so excited...
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Jul 19, 2007
omg this is great news! i hope the whole cast'll show up. i need my mulder and scullaayyyy!
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Jul 19, 2007
Thank goodness!! This show still has one of the most active fan bases, years after it's series finale. I think that says something. I'm so excited, they've got the A Team together it sounds like so it ought to be really good.
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Jul 18, 2007
Will Doggett and Reyes be in the movie?
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Jul 18, 2007
Good news! I was a huge x-phile. Will the movie be in present time? I hope so. Sad, it will be without Lone Gunmen (if in present time). Loved them. In the past, the movie will be weird. With Mulder and Scully older than in the show...
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Jul 18, 2007
This is amazing news, and its about time!
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Jul 18, 2007
it's about time.
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Jul 18, 2007
I'm really excited. I loved the show!!
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Jul 18, 2007
I followed the series for years and loved the first movie. I can't wait to see the second one, though I'm not sure what kind of plot they could work with. When will the time-line be placed? Yet I think that the movie won't be very successful. I fear mostly the hard-core fans will see it.
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Jul 18, 2007
Would love to see a new x files movie, thought the first one was very good. However i do think this is a few years too late.
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Jul 18, 2007
I think they should stay away from any alien conspiracy story for the next film. The stand-alone episodes were far better, unfortunately the last three seasons of the X-Files is something I would like to erase from my memory. The time is right for another X-Files motion picture.
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Jul 18, 2007
I'm due to start watching the old series again. I used to really enjoy some of the series episodes. Over time it seemed that the over arcing story lines took priority like "the bleeding nose thing" or the "my sister was taken by aliens thing" -- if its actually about a case rather than mulder and scully.. count me in :D
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Jul 18, 2007
I had originally heard that Gillian was going to be replaced by Julianne Moore, but I'm so glad that's not the case. Count me in on this film.
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Jul 18, 2007
They would have to do something a little different with this movie, though, because the SF craze, at least as far as movies are concerned, has past. I don't think this would spark a renewal of the craze, but they might as well make a good SF now that they are at it... Something along the lines of some of the vaudeville spooky circus they did in a couple of episodes would be off the wall stuff. Unfortunately, likely we'll just see an "never seen extended episode" of the files. Not bad in itself, but just not quite there anymore.
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Jul 18, 2007
I was an xfiles fan, so this is a great news for me :D
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Jul 18, 2007
I'm just starting to watch the old series again. I can't believe how good the show remains. It was well ahead of it's time. Looking forward to the film.
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Jul 18, 2007
I also tended to prefer the mythology-related episodes, but still enjoyed the stand-alone "monster" episodes. I also felt the series lost something in the last season. That being said, I'll probably go see the movie in its first or second weekend; too bad the Lone Gunmen were killed off at the end of their own series... the only way they could possibly appear in this movie would be in a flashback.
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Jul 18, 2007
I really hope this goes through - sure seasons 8 & 9 sucked but that's because there was no Mulder - he IS the X-Files. I've heard that its not a 'Mythology' based story though...which is a shame if true.
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Jul 18, 2007
AWESOME!
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Jul 18, 2007
YAY!!!!!..I can't wait!!!!
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Jul 18, 2007
Jumped the shark in season 7...not sure how optimistic one should be about the movie sequel. Just tired of being yanked around all the time, I guess.
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Jul 18, 2007
saw the first when itg hit tv. I'm not really an x-files fan but I have watched it atleast once. That being said? I loved the bloopers. Also not a David Duchovny fan but I saw Evolution. He's not really funny to me? But that movie was interesting. In case no one has ever seen X-files or has forgetten what the characters were like? Molder usually was the optimist willing to work outside logic and science. While Scully was more about the hard concrete facts, logic, and science, basicly the yin to his yang. I wonder if the music will return with this movie?
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Jul 18, 2007
Oh snap!
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Jul 18, 2007
Awesome.
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Jul 18, 2007
Eheh!! A light upon my life!! :)
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Jul 18, 2007
Man I can't wait!
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Jul 18, 2007
Cool!!
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Jul 18, 2007
This is great news!
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Jul 17, 2007
Sweet!
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