November 15, 2011

Doctor Who Making Transition To The Silver Screen

Doctor Who 's come back in 2005 after 16 years away from TV screens was a more successful return than its network the Bbc could ever have imagine, with first Christopher Ecclestone, then David Tennant and currently Matt Smith taking the sci-fi drama series into millions of homes over its six years of episodes. It's no surprise then to hear that plans to make a movie of the Doctor are afoot.

Variety reports that none other than 'Harry Potter' director David Yates will be at the helm, something he himself has confirmed, saying "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." Yates has become hugely successful following the run of Potter films, directing the last four film including both parts of 'The Deathly Hallows' and his experience in dealing with sci-fi and fantasy will no doubt excite fans of the time lord.

"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," explained Yates, also expressing his own love of the series, stating "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."
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