I have never seen an episode of The X-Files. I know. Shocking, right? It's been sitting in my Netflix queue for two years, but has never claimed the coveted top seat. I did see the movie, but all I really remember about it is that the Foo Fighters had a great song on the soundtrack and that I had no idea what the hell was going on. I saw it with a friend and there was a lot of me being the "Why did they just do that?" guy that audiences everywhere despise. Today's news has convinced me to try and catch up on the series, otherwise there will be more confusion in my future. David Duchovny has officially confirmed that a sequel to The X-Files movie is in the works, and that Gillian Anderson is on board as well. X-Files creator Chris Carter and writer Frank Spotnitz are working on a script for X-Files 2. X-citing news for you fans, eh? X-traordinary even! X-cellent! Alright, I'm done.
Duchovny reports: "This week, they're starting some kind of road towards doing it (the film). Gillian and I both want to be in it now. We're happy to do it. At this point all of the kind of fatigue and anxiety that we had towards the end of a nine-year run is gone." He jokes, "We've forgotten why we hate one another and can only remember why we love one another and we're very happy to go back. Chris and Frank are going over the story. It's a story they've had for a few years but we haven't all settled on the fact that we wanted to do it, so now they're hammering it out." Previously on Cinematical, we told you the sequel would not pick up where the last film left off or involve an alien conspiracy. Instead, it is expected to be a supernatural horror film. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm heading over to Netflix. I've got about 200 hours of television to catch up on.