Seems the treatment for an "X-Files" sequel isn't being used as lining for the cutlery drawer after all.
Frank Spotnitz, co-executive producer of the hit series, tells SCI FI Wire that a second feature film based on the television series is still in the works. "My deal has been doneóand I'm not exaggeratingófor a year and a half". He adds, "There are other deals, and you can guess who the people are [who are] involved, and I don't know why they're taking so long. It's very frustrating to me. I hoped the movie would be done now."
Until everything's signed, he says, they're not starting on the script.
"Obviously, I'm very busy right now, but it means a lot to me," he said. "I would love to do it, and I wish that we could get all the business things in order so it could happen. ... These are things that happen between lawyers, and I'm not privy to it because it's not my deal. But I know [stars] David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson] want to do it. I know Chris wants to do it. I don't know where the holdup is. But I hope it happens. I remain optimistic it will happen. If you'd asked me a year ago, I never would have believed it still wouldn't be in the works at this point."