Variety reports today that "The X-Files 2," after years in development hell, has finally been greenlit for a July 25, 2008 release. Series creator Chris Carter will be at the helm of the sequel. The plot is being kept under tight wraps but it is known that it will be a standalone story unrelated to the larger "X-Files" story from the series and the first film.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will both reprise their roles as Agents Mulder and Scully.
Carter co-wrote the screenplay with Frank Spotnitz.