TCA: Duchovny sez “X-Files” movie is out there

POSTED BY STEVEN ZEITCHIK

XfilesThe story of an “X-Files” theatrical sequel has been as rife with red herrings as the abduction of Mulder’s sister.

But David Duchovny says the project is more than just a conspiracy theory.

Series writers Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz have completed a script, Carter will direct and Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are on board to star–at least according to the man who played Mulder.

“I wasn’t trying to be coy,” the actor said at a TCA panel promoting his new Showtime series “Californication,” after reporters pressed him for details. “Gillian is on board and I’m on board,” he said adding that he planned on reading the Carter-Spotnitz script next week. He also said that the movie could come out as early as 2008.

Movie has been discussed as a potential Fox project but may have gotten caught in a lawsuit between Carter and Fox.

Duchovny had been making comments about the project pretty much since the time when people reported an unidentified craft at Roswell. But this is the first time that anyone involved has acknowledged a completed screenplay–meaning that it may finally be time to stop the conspiracy theories…and cue the conspiracy theories.

–Steven Zeitchik

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