|Dr. Who's most famous nemesis:- A DALEK|
Monday, 14 November 2011
Doctor Who Film to be directed by Harry Potter 5 – 7.2 director, David Yates...
Take this as you will people, either it’s the best news you’ve heard all day or a reason not to get too excited by the return of Britain’s favourite Sci-Fi hero to the big screen. David Yates, director of the last 4 Harry Potter films (For me 2 were decent 2 were poor and all could have used more imagination, but you really can’t argue with the money they made.) is the man charged with turning what has been one of the most successful TV shows to come of the UK in the past decade (and of course a show that has been on TV from 1963 – 1989 and again since 2005.
So is Yates good news, bad news or just news?
The film will be a total stand alone project, unconnected to the TV show (Yay no Amy Pond!)
"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," said Yates.
"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,".
They are committed to finding the best writers for the job and have stated that they will take 2 or 3 years to make sure the film is done right.
Doctor Who and the Daleks in 1965 and Doctor Who: Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 1966 both starred Peter Cushing and are, to date, the only (relatively) low key big screen outings for the character. Several attempts have been made to get a film made since then (With many fans hoping to see David Tennent) the most popular actor in the role in modern times) would make a cinematic return to the character. However this does appear to be the most high profile effort yet and it seems likely that this time The Dr. will be saving the world in cinemas as well as TV screens.
Posted by TheRealEverton at 19:00