‘Harry Potter’ Director Turning ‘Doctor Who’ Into a Big Screen Franchise
David Yates (he directed a bunch of movies about kid wizards and I hear they’re quite popular) is working on a movie version of Doctor Who.
Yates made clear that his movie adaptation would not follow on from the current TV series, but would take a completely fresh approach to the material.
“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,” he said.
Yates and Tranter are looking for writers on both sides of the Atlantic.
“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,” he explained.
Kind of a bummer since I’ve always wanted to see Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor up on the big screen. And a sexy Amy Pond shower scene – preferably one consisting of multiple Amy Ponds.