X-Files 2 on the way

ComingSoon.net alerts us to the imminent production start on a second X-FILES film. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return as Mulder and Scully; creator Chris Carter will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Frank Spotnitz.

Over at Cinematical, Erik Davis ponders whether X-FILES 2 may be too little, too late. The show has been off the air sinc 2002; the movie version came out in 1998. Of course, the fanbase is still out there, but is that enough to sustain a sequel at the box office, especially when the first film was not a blockbuster?

So far, the only good sign is that X-FILES 2 is supposed to be a stand-alone story, not a sequel to the movie and not a continuation of the series. If the script leaves the convoluted conspiracy plot behind and focuses on telling a good, self-contained story, maybe this could be something interesting.

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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