Wednesday, November 16, 2011

DOCTOR WHO (In Development)


Filmmaker David Yates is leaving the, Boy Who Lived, behind for the Time Lord.

Variety reports that the Harry Potter director is developing a feature film version of the famous sci-fi TV series with the BBC's Jane Tranter in the hopes of turning Doctor Who into a big screen franchise.

"We're looking at writers now. We're going to spend two to three years to get it right," Yates told Variety. "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," said Yates. "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."

That's right. Yates' Doctor Who movie will not adhere to its small screen counterpart's continuity and will be, according to the trade, "completely fresh approach to the material."

So what do you think of a Doctor Who film being made and having no ties with the TV series

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