Hold on to your bow ties, lace up your trainers, and make sure your pocket celery is fresh. Doctor Who is coming to the big screen!
What? What? Whaaaat? Oh yes! The beloved, nay, worshipped UK sci-fi series will be making the transition to the cinema with Harry Potter director David Yates at the helm and the BBC on board to produce.
So what does this mean? Well for starters, the project won’t touch the 49 year old BBC series which is presently on it’s way to this version of the shows 7th season.
“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,”-David Yates
That likely means no Matt Smith, no Karren Gillan, and no Arthur Darvill. So on one hand no one will be screwing with the continuity of the show, but on the other hand that means we’ll have concurrent Doctors and possible nerd rage over casting choices.
Sadly, we’re still far away from more concrete news as Yates said that the project “needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena.” Yates also said that they were “looking at writers now.” and that they were “going to spend two to three years to get it right.”
So, who do you think will play the Doctor? Elba, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom? I’m gauging my eyes out at those possibilities, but I’d welcome a David Tennant return. And something to do with the Ood, I love an Ood.
We’ll have our staff picks up soon, but we want to know what you think. Who should play Doctor Who and his companion, and what other bits from Who-lore warrant an appearance?
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Written by Jason Tabrys (@jtabrys)
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