According to an interview Gillian Anderson recently gave to Empire Online, the truth may still be out there. As Erik mentioned not long ago, Anderson's X-Files co-star David Duchovny had let slip that there was talk of a new X-Files movie and that production would likely start in 2008. With the settlement of the lawsuit between series creator Chris Carter and 20th Century Fox over syndication royalties, it looks like a new film is now within the realm of possibility.

"They're starting to talk about doing a feature again," Anderson confirms. "Every year or two they talk about it again, but it seems like it might be for real this time. Somehow it seems like somebody's really serious about it. I know that Chris' lawsuit with Fox is over, so maybe now it can be done." Anderson has received no plot details from Carter, but she says he wants to do a stand-alone horror story that does not use the series' long-running alien conspiracy/government cover-up storyline.

For the uninitiated, Anderson played Special Agent Scully on the Fox series The X-Files from its debut in September of 1993 to its final episode in May of 2002, as well as in the 1998 feature film X-Files: Fight the Future. For me, the series really fizzled in its final years, but having recently seen reruns from the first few seasons I was reminded that The X-Files was once one of the best things on television. Anderson mentions that die-hard fans may be disappointed that the cover-up story will be ignored, but I see it as a step in the right direction, since the conspiracy angle had lost steam by series' end.
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