Doctor Who Movie in the Making? YES!!!

A double Who post. Gotta love it!! Well it was announced today that David Yates, director of the first four Harry Potter films, has signed on to do a Doctor Who film.

Yates recently revealed that he was going to start developing the Doctor Who movie with Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide’s L.A.-based exec VP of programming and production. Here’s what he had to say to Variety in a statement,

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. The notion of the time-travelling Time Lord is such a strong one, because you can express story and drama in any dimension or time.

Yates went on to explain that the film adaptation will not follow the current TV series, and plans on taking it into a different direction with a fresh approach to the material. He will basically be starting from scratch, and I actually kind of like that idea.

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. We want a British sensibility, but having said that, Steve Kloves wrote the Potter films and captured that British sensibility perfectly, so we are looking at American writers too.

 

The film has at least a couple of years of pre-production ahead of them, so don’t expect this to come out in 2012. With Yates attached, we know that other crew members is not far behind.

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