The X-Files star David Duchovny told SCI FI Wire that he had a lunch reunion in Los Angeles recently with his co-star Gillian Anderson and series creator Chris Carter to discuss the long-gestating sequel movie.
"That was nice," Duchovny said while promoting his latest movie, Things We Lost in the Fire. "I see Chris quite a bit. We live kind of in the same neighborhood. We live within maybe 10 or 15 miles of one another. But I hadn't seen Gillian in a while. So it was like a reunion. It really was. It was more emotional than I would have though it was [going to be]. If you spend that much time with people and go through that much, there's a lot of residual feeling."
The X-Files 2 is tentatively set to go before the camera in December, with Carter directing, based on a script he wrote with veteran X-Files writer-producer Frank Spotnitz. Duchovny will reprise his role as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, and Anderson will return as Special Agent Dana Scully.
The plot remains a secret, but Duchovny expressed his hope that the second feature film will recapture the essence of the series, which ran for nine seasons, from 1993 to 2002. The hit show spawned a spinoff (The Lone Gunmen) and the first movie, The X-Files, in 1998.
"I want us to go out and do what the show always did best, which is really smart, scary, ultimately ambiguous stuff," Duchovny said. "I think there's been a lot of shows and movies that kind of tread the same area, or tried to, and I think we always did it best. And I hope we can go out and do it best again."