Well, that only took 50 years… Geek Tyrant is reporting that David Yates, who directed those Harry Potter movies the kids are all crazy for, and the BBC are teaming up to bring everybody’s favorite Time Lord to the silver screen! This will either be mind blowingly amazing or crotch kickingly painful.
“We’re looking at writers now. We’re going to spend two to three years to get it right. It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena. The notion of the time-travelling Time Lord is such a strong one, because you can express story and drama in any dimension or time.”
Doctor Who has been on television longer than television has been around, I can not back this up but I am pretty sure TV was invented because everyone wanted to catch the third season premiere. So how do you adapt something so massive and historied like Doctor Who? Um, sounds like Yates plans to ignore most of it, if not all
“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. 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.”
And there is the crotch kick.
Oh I am starting to worry about this. Maybe it is just my nerd nature to recoil at the thought of something being revamped for the big screen, but lets be honest Hollywood has a tendency to make some mighty bad choices when they push something nerds love out to the movie masses. Being helmed by someone responsible for the giant sacrificial cash cow that was Harry Potter makes me worry even more.
Obviously its way to early to even speculate on things like who would play Dr. Who but… maybe we should round-up the nightmare casting solutions now to remove them as an option. Anyone know where Zac Efron and Will Smith can be found at this time of the day?
Source: Geek Tyrant