Sci Fi Wire recently spoke to David Duchovny about “The X-Files 2”, the long-rumored sequel that seems to be on the fast track for a December 2007 start. Or at least that’s the hope of everyone involved in the project, as at this point I’m not sure if there is still really a lot of demand for a sequel to the 1998 movie from the series’ fan base. According to Duchovny, he recently had lunch with co-star Gillian Anderson, who he hadn’t seen for a long time, and series creator (and the sequel’s would-be director) Chris Carter to discuss the project.
Says The Dutchman:
“That was nice,” Duchovny said while promoting his latest movie, Things We Lost in the Fire. “I see Chris quite a bit. We live kind of in the same neighborhood. We live within maybe 10 or 15 miles of one another. But I hadn’t seen Gillian in a while. So it was like a reunion. It really was. It was more emotional than I would have though it was [going to be]. If you spend that much time with people and go through that much, there’s a lot of residual feeling.”
Duchovny refuses to divulge the plot of the sequel, but I’m guessing it’ll involve aliens, conspiracies, bad FBI agents, and lots of flying saucers. Maybe. At this point, the X-Files mythos is such a mess that I’m not sure if a lone sequel will do anything to resolve all of the show’s hanging threads.
Duchovny goes on:
“I want us to go out and do what the show always did best, which is really smart, scary, ultimately ambiguous stuff,” Duchovny said. “I think there’s been a lot of shows and movies that kind of tread the same area, or tried to, and I think we always did it best. And I hope we can go out and do it best again.”
Good luck with that, bro.