The Truth is Out There: New X-Files movie coming soon!
I guess I'm going to have to dust off my "Mrs. Duchovny" t-shirt: My favourite believer/FBI agent and his non-believer/Doctor sidekick are being revived for a second X-Files film, nearly a decade after the first film hit theatres. Both Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will revive their roles as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully, respectively. No word yet on any plot details, or a possible release date. This movie is starting to look like Chinese Democracy, but this seems pretty definitive:
David Duchovny, one of the show's stars, has told reporters he will receive a script next week.
Duchovny and co-star Gillian Anderson are both "on board" to reprise their roles as alien-hunting special agents Mulder and Scully, he said.
The script has been written by creator Chris Carter and writer Frank Spotnitz, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
I was a devoted X-phile for all nine years. And don't get me wrong, I still love the show. There are a lot of great things about it. First of all, there was David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson who made Mulder and Scully the mournful, sardonic, repressed modern-day equivalent of Nick and Nora Charles. Mulder and Scully were great characters: flawed to the nines, self-absorbed yet heroic and devoted to one another.
My personal experience tells me that people in suits are just waiting to fuck things up. Then again, I've been told to "Believe" so I shall. Apparently Carter has a non-mythology based flick script ready to send out and Gillian Anderson and Duchovny are on board. I hope Mitch Pileggi is able to come back, because his seething bald sleekness is a must.
A lot of folks have moved on from this show, bouyed more by Heroes, Battlestar Galactica or Lost or the afterglow of Buffy. Or they watch the Stargate shows and I have no sympathy for them.
Duchovny made it clear that the film would not be the start of a franchise, and that the script was going to be a "one-off" (meaning it would have nothing to do with the previous film or the TV show). Having been fairly obsessed with the show, I can only hope that another film would give Agents Mulder and Scully a more eventful send-off than what the TV finale provided back in 02'. But until the film goes into production, I think we know by now not to hold our breath.