David Duchovny told SCI FI Wire that he, Gillian Anderson and Chris Carter are on board for a second feature film based on their hit TV series The X-Files and that the project is inching toward becoming a reality. Carter would write and produce, while Duchovny and Anderson would reprise their respective roles as FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. "As far I know we're all getting very close to saying that it would be shooting sometime early next year," Duchovny said in an interview while promoting his latest film, House of D, a drama that he directed. "So it's much closer to being a reality than in the last couple of years."
We also know for sure (due to previously released info) that the film will be a standalone, so that n00bs can pick it up quickly with no problems. It’s also intended to be Mulder & Scully central, although Carter does want Doggett & Reyes included.
It’ll be interesting to see how they fit all this around 2012, the only reasonable time it could be set before “The Truth” parts 1 and 2 is maybe a few episodes before them. Those were the only ones to have all 4 agents active. And even then Mulder wasn’t working for the FBI in the strictest sense of the word
Plus, with the mess the final two episodes would have left for Mulder & Scully, I’d be surprised if either of them would be able to continue their work on The X Files (though Scully could maybe get away with it).
Also, do you think we’d find out what happened to Kursh? How Mulder could get back on US soil without the people who want him dead succeeding?
There’s just so many question that need to be answered, I hope Carter makes a proper go of it. In fact I’d rather he’d somehow have the film set in an early season, 3 or 4 maybe (if he can make the duo look young enough) instead of ignoring important questions. It would be nice to have a little bit more closure.
He’ll probably think of a clever way to have a standalone and answer questions without them interfering with the plot.