After going off the air five years ago, it looks like there might actually be another “The X-Files” movie in the works.
“I’m looking at the script next week,” says former Agent Fox Mulder, AKA David Duchovny. “Gillian is on board to do it and Frank Spotnitz and Chris Carter have written the script.”
So what’s different about this movie from all the other rumors about a new “X-Files’ movie?
“They wrote a script,” deadpans David, who seems rather excited at the though of bringing the old gang back again.
“It’s been five years and I think it’s a good time to do it,” he says. “There were only two windows: Right after the show ended, which probably wouldn’t have worked (for me and Gillian) or waiting a while. I think this is a good time to do it.”
David says he thinks if everything goes the way they plan, the filming will begin this fall for a summer 2008 release.
David Duchovny’s back on series TV after he departed from the wildly popular Fox series “The X-Files” in 2002.
He’s now on a series trying to cope through drugs, alcohol and sex in the Showtime series “Californication.” He plays a writer whose best-seller has been turned into a crappy sitcom. Now he’s facing a writer’s block bigger than a Hollywood actor’s ego, dealing with his girlfriend’s new relationship with another guy and their 12-year-old daughter testing her sexuality.
But don’t expect David’s wife Tea Leoni to appear on the series.
“We’ve always tried not to work together, mostly because she doesn’t want to work with me, ” he joked. “But I honestly can’t imagine anything creepier than watching people who actually have sex having sex on TV. It’s a funky feeling to act with your wife anyway.”
In the series, David may become the first leading man in a TV series who has sex with a minor.
“Two things I have to do,” David says in response. “Update my resume and call my mother.”