Doctor Who is Headed to the Big Screen

Written by Nick Workman November 14, 2011

Doctor Who is Coming to Theaters

David Yates, the director of the last four Harry Potter movies, is planning on bringing the long running, science-fiction television series Doctor Who to the big screen.

The television series follows the mysterious character the Doctor as he travels through time and space, jumping from one adventure to the next. Since its inception, the doctor has been played by eleven different actors. For the big screen adaptation, Yates plans on using a different actor than Matt Smith, who is currently playing the Doctor in the television series. Yates also plans on not having the big screen adaptation tie into any of the past or current incarnations of the series.

The film has no release date and it is expected to be sometime before it hits theaters. We’re going to spend two to three years to get it right, says Yates.

Source: Variety

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Nick Workman: Co-host of Nerd Alert, editor of news, writer of reviews, and lover of all that involves imagination. If he is not on his computer working on We Eat Films or Nerd Alert, you can probably find him in a big comfy chair, sipping a cup of coffee, with his nose deep in a book.

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  1. Sarah Townsend

    Thank you for covering this news! It’s exploded within the Doctor Who world as pretty big news. I have a very, very mixed opinion. Guess I won’t have to worry about it for a few years yet. David Yates – don’t mess this up.

    • It is funny because today I was thinking how Doctor Who should never be brought to the big screen. It just seems like it is taking away from what Doctor Who is, which is an ongoing serial. I also do not want the movie to take away too much of the mystery of the show. I have a feeling that this is a way to bring Doctor Who to a larger North American audience.

  2. Alicia Kaiser

    UGH! I’m not sure how I feel about this! My first instinct is to be excited; the second I even hear the name Doctor Who my adrenaline gets pumping. The more I thought about it; however, the more I realized that I’ll probably be disappointed at how they’ll change/develop his character. He’s been a mystery for so long that I feel that if they develop him too much or reveal too much back story or motives it will actually defeat his character. I don’t want that! I couldn’t agree with you more, Nick.

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