BBC at Odds Over Doctor Who Film

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Dec 19, 2011 in Dr. Who |

Doctor Who Smith Tennant cross poster

We haven’t really covered it much, but last month David Yates discussed plans for a potential Doctor Who motion picture. Yates, credited for directing final four installments of the wildly successful Harry Potter film franchise, mentioned his desire to reboot the series from scratch, setting aside the series crafted by Russel T. Davies and Steven Moffat. Though I couldn’t fathom why, Yates insists a reboot would be necessary for Doctor Who‘s transition to a feature film — Moffat doesn’t agree.

Last week, he had a chance to comment stating that Yates had spoken out of turn, and that no films that would contradict the television series would ever take place. Moffat did admit he was keen on the idea of a feature film so long as it adhered to the series cannon, and went on to state that if they were to shoot one, it would star the television Doctor, presumably Smith. Ironically, Express is claiming that David Tennant might be making a return as the 10th Doctor in Yates’ proposed film — rumors have Daniel Radcliffe attached to the project as well. Since the project is reportedly being handled by BBC Worldwide,  it’ll be interesting to see how this continues to develop.

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