The X-Files
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November 2001

Courier Mail, November 12, 2001

X-Files film out there again

The X-Files creator Chris Carter is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to develop a second feature based on his long running hit TV Series.

As with the 1998 film, Carter would write and produce with Frank Spotnitz. The big news is that this project is being developed as a stand-alone vehicle for FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, and thus, original series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

Both have indicated a willingness to return for the new picture. Duchovny is no longer with the TV series, having branched out into the big screen. He starred in this year's sci-fi comedy flop Evolution. Anderson has long expressed her desire to leave the show after the end of the show's ninth season, which began in the US yesterday. As a result, the plot of the picture will likely not be steeped in the elaborate X-Files mythology but instead serve as a stand-alone feature.

Pending the hiring of a director (Rob Bowman directed the original) and a green light, the picture could begin shooting by late 2002.

Transcribed by Lucy.

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