I can’t even remember how many times the FBI has shut down the X-Files division. Didn’t it happen every other season? Do they even HAVE an X-Files division anymore, after the cluster f*$% that was the final season?
Anyway, after years of saying “It’s going to happen,” it looks like David Duchovny is finally correct. X-Files 2 is a go.
Not only is it a go, but we have more concrete information than ever before.
First off, series creator Chris Carter will be directing this time out. Obviously, Duchovny is on board, and Gillian Anderson has just signed on as well. And according to Comingsoon.net, we also have a release date: July 25th, 2008.
I don’t know about you, but that seems awfully soon, doesn’t it? Production is expected to begin December 10th in the Canada, so it’s not a matter of them not being able to finish the film in time…it just seems really close.
The film itself is not expected to go into any of the X-Files mythology, which I think really convoluted the show itself in the last few seasons. Instead, it’ll be one of the old school ‘monster-of-the-week’ affairs.
For a show that killed off a lot of its supporting characters in the last season, and ended in such an odd fashion, I’m curious to see just how they will bring it back. I just hope that whatever Frank Spotnitz and Christ Carter wrote in the screenplay makes up for the mess they left us with.