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April 23rd, 2015
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Yet more fuel was added to the ongoing Doctor Who movie fire last week when leaked exchanges between the BBC and Sony revealed that plans are afoot to transport the Time Lord to the big screen. So what’s it all about, exactly?!

The leaked emails suggest that a film is due “within 8 years” but we’re still no closer to receiving any concrete details.

Even showrunner Steven Moffat has admitted that there are no official discussions, although he remains “reasonably confident” that it will happen.

Still, that hasn’t stopped Doctor Who fans speculating (let’s face it, we do it oh so well!), so cast your eyes on these 9 questions that need to be answered about the Doctor Who movie including who’s in the running to write, direct and play the titular Time Lord himself.

As always, share your views on the ongoing developments in the comments section below…

April 17th, 2015
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A Doctor Who film will be made “within 8 years”, according to today’s developments.

Rumours of a cinematic adaptation have been circulating for years but were recently nipped in the bud – once again – by showrunner Steven Moffat who revealed that there are still no official plans to take the Time Lord to the big screen.

However, according to exposed emails released by Wikileaks, discussions regarding a movie version of the TV series have been ongoing between the BBC and Sony Pictures.

As the Telegraph reports, the Hollywood company have expressed “tremendous interest”, dating back to January 2014, in acquiring the rights for the brand with the show’s current production team feeling “pressure” to adhere to their demands. The latest update is that the BBC are developing an 8 year plan for the franchise – which was recently confirmed to be on air until “at least 2020″ – which will “certainly” include a film in the next 8 years.

Back in 2011, Harry Potter director David Yates was attached to a feature-length outing.

What do you think of the news? As always, discuss your thoughts in the comments below…

April 3rd, 2015
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Steven Moffat has affirmed that there are currently no plans to make a Doctor Who movie, despite the fact he remains “reasonably confident” that it will happen one day.

Rumours of a film version have been circulating for years but Harry Potter director David Yates added fuel to the fire back in 2011 when he revealed that he had been approached to helm a long awaited feature-length adaptation of the sci-fi series. According to him at the time, production won’t begin on it until 2016/2017 to allow the TV show to reach a point where it can be easily transitioned to the big screen.

According to the showrunner, though, it’s still no closer to coming to fruition. “No one has ever squared the circle on it,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “How can we do it without leaching from the main series, which we’re not allowed to do, because its’s public funded?”

He elaborated: “If it’s going to be a different Doctor, are we going to try and sell two of them at the same time? You don’t have a James Bond on TV and one in the cinema, so if he’s the same guy, when are we going to make it? And Doctor Who is one of the biggest TV shows in the world, so it couldn’t be a medium sized movie. It would have to be colossal.”

The BBC have seemingly been testing the waters by screening Doctor Who ‘event’ episodes in the cinema, all of which have been financial successes at the UK and international box offices. Do you think we’ll ever get to see a full length film, though? Have your say below!

December 19th, 2012
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Steven Moffat has once again commented on the chances of a Doctor Who adventure taking place on the big screen.

Chatting to Vulture, the showrunner revealed that he feels it’s not a case of if – but when. However, he insists that the TV series will always hold main priority in his eyes. “I think it’d be so incredibly exciting to see the TARDIS flying across the big screen,” he explained. “But when would we do it? We spend all year making it for TV, and I’d find it intolerable if you got a film instead of the series.”

He also squashed the ongoing speculation surrounding David Yates’ involvement in a big film adaptation, saying the rumours it would “start from scratch” would be – if true – “a straightforward insult to the audience”. He continued: “We would never, ever do that. Rebooting it to have a second continuity would be just nonsense and absolutely insane.”

In March David Yates seemingly confirmed a film will go ahead in “five or six years”.

July 31st, 2012
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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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July 23rd, 2012
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Steven Moffat has reiterated that a future Doctor Who film would not be the “start from scratch” reboot speculated.

The showrunner told Airlock Alpha at Comic Con that the BBC would be “silly” to set up a different version of the TV show on the big screen. “It’s been claimed there would be a separate Doctor with a different continuity – of course there won’t,” he confirmed. “Everyone knows that’s silly. The BBC knows that it’s silly and so they are not going to do that.” He made similar comments in December last year.

Back in November, it was announced that David Yates would be directing a movie based on the series, however he later added that production won’t begin on it for “five or six years”. Matt Smith recently said that while he doesn’t “anticipate” he will still be the Doctor by then, he believes Steven Moffat should write it as he is “the best” for that job.

Click here for our Comic Con 2012 news, including cast & crew panel updates!

July 21st, 2012
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Matt Smith has told fans to prepare for Amy and Rory’s exit in Series 7, saying it’ll be a “gut-wrenching” experience.

“Fans can expect a heart-wrenching time saying goodbye to the Ponds,” he told Collider at Comic Con, before teasing what else is coming up in their latest adventures. “We have also got dinosaurs, Daleks and Weeping Angels,” he said. “It feels as big and as bold as ever, with some great directors and monsters.” He cryptically suggests we rewatch The Eleventh Hour for a clue about the Pond’s departure…

Speaking about the ongoing film speculation, and the rumours that it will “start from scratch” as a reboot of the series, he revealed: “There’s talk of it. I think David Yates is attached to do something, but whoever is playing the TV Doctor should be in the movie. I think it’d take four or five years to get something like that off the ground, and I don’t anticipate I’ll be the Doctor. They should let Steven write it because he’s the best.”

Click here for our Comic Con 2012 news, including cast & crew panel updates!

WATCH the Series 7 trailer for a preview of the Doctor’s Wild West adventure!

See the latest Series 7 headlines to discuss all the developments as and when…

May 19th, 2012
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In a new interview with TotalFilm, Karen Gillan reveals that her Doctor Who departure isn’t “what people expect”.

The actress will bow out of the series as Amy alongside Arthur Darvill as her on-screen husband Rory during the next series. Scenes for their final story were filmed in New York, and they’ll leave after “a final encounter with the Weeping Angels”. “I couldn’t have asked for a better exit,” she said. “I couldn’t read it without crying. It was the most highly charged read-through I’ve ever experienced.”

She also comments on the speculation surrounding the Doctor Who film to be directed by David Yates. She explains: “I think it would be great in a franchise-y sort of way. I’d look forward to sitting down and watching it.” When asked if she’d consider appearing in it, she said: “Who knows. I guess you can only cross that bridge when you get to it…”

Karen will be making her film debut, as Jane Lockhart, in Not Another Happy Ending.

See the latest Series 7 headlines to discuss all the developments as and when…

March 30th, 2012
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David Yates has revealed that he will “definitely” be directing a feature length Doctor Who movie, but said that it’ll be “five or six years” before work begins on it.

It was announced back in November of last year that Yates had signed up to helm a film based on the series, however there has since been a lot of confusion about when and even if it will ever be made. Speaking to Bleeding Cool, Yates confirmed it’s going ahead, and said he’s “very passionate” about taking the Time Lord to the big screen.

“Yes, I’m definitely doing a Doctor Who movie,” he explained. “I think where everyone got confused was that we’re not making it for five years, or six years. It is a very slow development. Steven Moffat is a genius. I love his work. I think he is incredibly clever.”

The director added that he hopes to sit down with the showrunner soon to discuss plans. He said: “It’s something that we’ve been talking about for a little while. It’s a very slow burn. It’s weird. What will the series be like in five, six years? I’m very excited about it.”

Initial rumours that the film would be a “reboot” were quickly denied by Steven Moffat.

March 29th, 2012
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David Tennant shared his views on two of Doctor Who’s most hotly discussed topics in an interview with Digital Spy.

He began by commenting on the recent announcement that Jenna-Louise Coleman will be playing the Doctor’s new companion in Series 7. “She’ll have a brilliant time,” he revealed. “I am very jealous that she is starting out on that extraordinary journey. I’d just say to keep your nose clean and watch your back. You’re suddenly rocketed into a world of attention, unlike anything I’d known before.”

Next, the Tenth Doctor actor spoke about all the speculation surrounding the Doctor Who Movie, to be directed by David Yates. He explained: “I don’t know enough about it to be able to form an opinion, but I do know that David Yates is a very talented man.”

David’s previously said it is “not impossible” he’ll be back for the 50th anniversary.

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