Steven says recent film speculation is “nonsense”

July 31st, 2012
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

Will there be one? Won’t there be one? Well, Steven Moffat has revealed the recent movie speculation was a “weird fantasy” and says he “never signed” David Yates up.

“We hopefully will do a film someday,” he told the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (which features the Doctor on its cover!). “David Yates expressed an interest in doing it – he’s a very fine director and he’d certainly be someone that would be on the list for directing such a project as I’m a big fan. But it was more off the cuff than it seemed to be.”

And the showrunner has once again – see here and here – squashed rumours of the big screen reboot. He explained: “That is writing the book on how to destroy a franchise. You don’t behave like that with it. It will absolutely be run by the production office in Cardiff and it will feature the same Doctor as on television. I can say that with authority because as far as the BBC’s concerned I’m the voice of Doctor Who. If I say it it’s true.”

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3 comments on this article
  1. Calli Arcale
    July 31st, 2012 at 8.45pm | #1

    Heh — if Moffatt says it it’s true, unless he’s lying again! :-D

    “I lie repeatedly and continually. I find it by far the easiest way to communicate.” — Steven Moffatt

  2. stella
    September 7th, 2012 at 2.09am | #2

    Most know how the other film turned out as I did watch it which was too bad at the time as McGann is a fabulous actor. For example the XFiles films I don’t think did well either so if you ask me should there be a film in the cinema? No I think that would be an expensive mistake, however a tv movie might go over better for a wider audience as these days even stuff like Star Trek there isn’t any interest in action films or even science fiction. Blockbuster films are on their way out and can see big box cinema disappearing through the black hole of home entertainment. People love Doctor Who all over the world I think you should ask them if they want to shell out the dollars to see it on the big screen then you have your answer.

  3. Papa J in the USA
    October 28th, 2013 at 9.25am | #3

    I was introduced to The Doctor at a young age. Growing up in Los Angeles it’s amazing that I was introduced at all. In 1976 the Pertwee episodes were still airing, we never saw Tom Baker until 1977. In 1977 I was 9, so having such a long relationship with the show I honestly would have a problem with a movie, other than a TV movie. Thanks to VHS I saw a few Davidson serials. However DVD has brought them all home.

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