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Big-screen Doctor Who could be with us soon

Update 15/11/10 - BBC have now released a statement saying simply "A DW feature film remains in development with BBC Worldwide Prod. in LA. As of yet there is no script, cast or production crew in place."


Variety are reporting that Doctor Who is coming to the big screen in a whole new interpretation. The big-screen adventure will be developed separate from the TV series and is unlikely to feature Matt Smith in the title role.

News comes from Harry Potter director, David Yates, who has confirmed he has had talks with LA-based BBC Worldwide Productions head, Jane Tranter. Both Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies are yet to comment, but this is well outside of rumour territory having been confirmed by Yates himself.

Yates said, "We're looking at writers now. We're going to spend two to three years to get it right. It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena."

"Russell T. Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch"

Last time our friendly time traveler appeared on the big screen was in the Peter Cushing "Dalek" films back in the 1960s. Those two outings were adaptations of stories that had previously been broadcast as part of the series. This time around we can expect a whole new interpretation.

The question everyone will now want answered is who will commandeer the TARDIS this time around. Who would you like to see?

Source: Variety / Den of Geek

Doctor Who

The long-running BBC TV science fiction series that started in 1963 and recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. 2017 saw Peter Capaldi regenerate into the show's first female Doctor played by Jodie Whittaker. The Thirteenth Doctor's first season debuts in 2018, with Chris Chibnall replacing Steven Moffat as the current showrunner.

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