Story by: Jack Foley
X-FILES fans still mourning the loss of their favourite FBI agents
could be celebrating very shortly, if plans for a new movie are
According to TV star, David Duchovny, plans are in place for
a sequel to the movie, which hit cinema screens at the peak of
the show's success.
The actor, who played Agent Mulder, claims a new movie is in
the works, although he had no idea of the plot, as yet.
"I'm dying to hear it," added the 43-year-old, before
revealing that he had reached a point where he had finally started
to miss it.
Duchovny claims he is now ready for Mulder and Scully, played
by Gillian Anderson, to reunite, now that he has taken a break
from 'a relentless X-Files filming schedule'.
The star maintains that, while he wanted 'the grind' to end,
he never wanted the show to come to a close with it, and he still
clings to the fantasy that a movie franchise could exist.
"Hopefully, this second movie will give it a foundation
as such," he is quoted as saying.
What's more, series creator, Chris Carter, is said to have approved
the new story line.
"Now it's just a matter of making sure everybody can get
together at the same time and do it," Duchovny concluded.
The last X-Files movie was released in 1998 to widespread critical
acclaim and healthy box office.
The series came to a close following the departure of Duchovny
as a series regular - despite the best efforts of Robert Patrick
to replace him.
But the series remains popular among fans, who would, no doubt,
leap at the chance to see a big screen reunion.
Anderson is currently in London's West End, in the stage adaptation
of The Sweetest
Swing in Baseball.
The X-Files: Season 8
(the final series) is currently available on DVD.