After a lot of rumors and speculations, it appears that The Powers That Be have finally granted “The X-Files” series another movie — “X-Files 2” is a go, with a December 10 start date and a release date set for July 2008. The series creator, Chris Carter, will return as co-writer (sharing credit with frequent show writer Frank Spotnitz) and director of the feature, which will reunite David Duchovny as FBI agent and true believer Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, his FBI agent partner who, inexplicably, refuses to request a transfer away from her kooky partner. It must be true love, indeed.
The studio is staying little about the film’s story line. All that is being revealed is that it is a “supernatural thriller” and that the movie will take the complicated relationship between FBI agents Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions as Mulder continues on his quest for the truth and Scully remains inextricably tied to her partner’s pursuits.
At this point, does it matter what the storylines will be? Basically, Mulder chases aliens, Scully tags along, and people try to stop them. You know, like the series.
Show creator/movie director Chris Carter told EW this about the sequel:
Creator Chris Carter says that the movie will focus on a stand-alone mystery rather than exploring the show’s dense mythology. Beyond that, he’s not spilling details, only saying, “It will be scary.”
Nice. Not every fanboy has seen all the convoluted seasons of The X-Files series. Personally I stopped watching when my Aunt Betty somehow got linked to The Conspiracy, and she’s been dead for 20 years!