The X-Files: I Want to Believe UK premiere took place in London last night (30.07.08).

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Fans lined Leicester Square as the movie’s main stars David Duchovny and a heavily pregnant Gillian Anderson took to the red carpet. They were joined by The X-Files creator and the movie’s director, Chris Carter.

Carter insists that despite six years apart, the chemistry between the two main characters, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, is still there.

He told BANG Showbiz: “I’m telling you, as soon as they step into a room together the magic’s there. When they look at each other its like sparks fly, its something you can’t manufacture.”

The film is the first outing for the supernatural FBI investigators since the hugely popular TV show ended in 2002, after a run of nine series.

Carter is adamant moviegoers do not need to be familiar with the TV programme to enjoy the film. He also confirmed the plot – which has been a closely guarded secret – centres around issues of faith.

Carter added: “It’s a very good stand-alone story. It doesn’t involve aliens or mythology and you don’t have to know anything about the whole conspiracy story that we had for many, many years – but, it is good scary and creepy and actually involves their characters and their life.”

Duchovny, who was wearing a beige suit, revealed he is already looking forward to returning in a third film in the series – but would like to see a plot closer to the original series.

The actor, who appeared in the original 1998 film, said: “In part three I think it would probably have to do with aliens, I think we would have to go back to that kind of mythology and get to the heart of what Mulder was looking for.”

The X-Files: I Want to Believe also stars Billy Connolly and rapper Xzibit. The film opens in UK cinemas from Friday (01.08.08).