Steven Moffat: Doctor Who movie will be BBC made
Steven Moffat has said that the proposed Doctor Who movie would be made by the BBC and would not be a Hollywood reboot.
Last month it was revealed the BBC were planning a big-screen version of Doctor Who with Harry Potter director David Yates attached to direct the film. Almost immediately press reports about what the movie would involve, who would star in it and where it would be made began. Earlier this week Yates was briefly interviewed about the movie while attending the BAFTA Los Angeles 2011 Britannia Awards.
I can’t really talk about that because its such a long way away. We’re principally looking for a writer, and we’ll start with that. Everything has to start with a great script, so that’s more important than casting. I’ve lived with (fan) pressure for so long. What’s pressure? I don’t know anymore! It’s fine, it’s good. It’s such a wonderful character and such a wonderful world. It’s exciting. It’s a long journey and we’re going to take our time with it. Right now I’m looking forward to a vacation, frankly! – David Yates speaking to MTV News
However, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has taken to Twitter to clarify things surrounding the movie. Moffat tweeted ‘To clarify: any Doctor Who movie would be made by the BBC team, star the current TV Doctor and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot. David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet. You’ve seen the rubbish I talk when I’m cornered.’
There had been some reports in the press claiming that any Doctor Who movie would recast the lead role with names such as David Morrissey, Colin Firth, Hugh Laurie and even William Shatner being suggested by some as possible candidates. Bookies have already taken bets on who will play the Time Lord on the big-screen. However, any fans of hoping for Doctor Who coming to a cinema near them anytime soon may be disappointed to learn that the movie will likely take several years to develop.
(Via Doctor Who Newspage)