The rumors were right! An "X Files" sequel is headed to theaters next summer, to be released July 25, 2008, Twentieth Century Fox announced today.
Stars of the cult series David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will co-star in the untitled project, directed by Chris Carter, who co-wrote the screenplay with Frank Spotnitz.
The plot is top secret for now.
The studio's news release said only that "the supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes, and takes the always-complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions."
The studio confirmed that shooting will begin in December in Vancouver. The announcement comes after rumors of a sequel hit the web on Monday.
The film's release will come 10 years after "The X Files" feature film, released in June 1998 and directed by Rob Bowman. Carter produced and co-wrote that film with Spotnitz.
The popular series ran on Fox from 1993 to 2002.