Though this much talked-about sequel has been flying under the radar, with most of the news coming from different interviews with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, it appears 20th Century Fox is making it a high priority picture. Coming Soon reports The X-Files 2 will begin production in Vancouver on December 10th, with both Duchovny and Anderson reprising their roles as Special Agent Fox Mulder and Special Agent Dana Scully. Series creator Chris Carter will direct the film off a script written by Carter and Frank Spotnitz. Apparently, casting breakdowns refer to the film under the tile of Done One. Not sure if that means anything, but the most obvious is that, well, they've "done one" film and now they're doing another.
This news confirms what Duchovny first told folks back in September; at that time, he confirmed that the script was finished and they were supposed to begin filming at some point in December. There's no word on what the sequel will be about, but we do know that it won't pick up where the last one left off. This will be a straight-up stand alone story that, supposedly, has nothing to do with the first film or (I think) the show. No word on a release date yet, but I'd imagine we might see it arrive in theaters in January or February of 2009. It's been almost 10 years since the original X-Files film hit theaters, and it will be interesting to see if the show's massive fanbase still shows up for the sequel. Here's a question for you fans: Is this too little too late, or are you stoked about watching Mulder and Scully reunite for one more adventure?