Second "X-Files" pic moving toward production

Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:34pm EDT

''X-Files'' actor David Duchovny who also stars in the film ''The TV Set'', poses at the premiere of ''The TV Set'' in Los Angeles in this file photo from March 27, 2007. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

''X-Files'' actor David Duchovny who also stars in the film ''The TV Set'', poses at the premiere of ''The TV Set'' in Los Angeles in this file photo from March 27, 2007.

Credit: Reuters/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The "X-Files" film sequel is heating up.

Co-star David Duchovny indicated Saturday during the Television Critics Association press tour that the film, which has been the subject of speculation for the past few years, is one step closer to becoming a reality.

"I'm supposed to see a script next week," Duchovny said at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, adding that creator Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz wrote the screenplay and that Carter is set to direct.

Duchovny also reiterated past remarks that he and "X-Files" co-star Gillian Anderson "are on board" the follow-up to the 1998 film and the series that ran on Fox from 1993 to 2002.

The film reportedly was delayed in part because of a now-settled lawsuit filed by Carter in late 2005 against 20th Century Fox Television alleging breach of contract, contractual interference and other claims over payments allegedly owed to him from the series.

Duchovny was at TCA promoting his upcoming Showtime comedy series "Californication," which debuts August 13.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter