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February 7th, 2012
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Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he is sure David Yates will do “a wonderful job” when he takes Doctor Who to the big screen.

In December it was revealed the director will be helming a film adaptation of the series, and the Harry Potter actor – who worked with Yates on the movies – has predicted good things, but has ruled out any possibility of himself appearing in it as the Doctor. “Matt Smith plays Doctor Who and does a wonderful job,” he said. “They don’t need me.”

He added: “I would never presume to jump into somebody else’s franchise. David will do a wonderful job I am sure, and whoever he casts will have a very good time.”

Yates has said the Doctor’s journey to the big screen will be a “long” but “exciting” one.

January 13th, 2012
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io9 has been chatting with Caroline Skinner about the future of Doctor Who in an exclusive interview.

Skinner, who was announced as the new executive producer last July, revealed that Series 7 is going to be “the biggest series ever”. “I’m thrilled and slightly daunted at the scale of what we are achieving in the next series,” she admitted. “We are not too far away from starting shooting.” Filming for it is scheduled to start next month, and there’s rumours that “multiple episodes” are to be shot in Australia.

Regarding next year’s 50th anniversary, Skinner teased: “The plans are absolutely huge, and 2013 is going to be the biggest year in the history of Doctor Who so far.”

She also briefly mentioned the movie, confirming that it is “a very, very long way off”.

December 20th, 2011
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The Scotsman have a new interview with Steven Moffat, in which he discusses a range of topics relating to the current Doctor Who universe.

Regarding Series 7, he explained: “We start mid-February, but I can’t tell you what the schedule is yet.” It’s previously been confirmed that its transmission will be “moving a bit later” in 2012. “It has done very well in the summer,” he said. “But I think it is a show you watch in the dark, about tunnels and torches…”

The interview goes on to cover 2013’s 50th anniversary, for which Steven reaffirms there are “very big plans”, noting: “The plans are at an early stage, but we have some clear ideas about what we’re doing. Doctor Who fans will think it’s the best ever, and the mere fact we’re talking about it two years before tells you how seriously we’re taking it.”

Another big piece of news recently is the announcement of the new Doctor Who film… Steven reiterates that the movie won’t be the reboot originally rumoured. “It’s not going to be a different version of Doctor Who with two different Doctors at the same time,” he confirmed. “We’re not that silly, and that would be no way to run a franchise, would it?”

Finally, he finishes by commenting on his future as showrunner. “I genuinely haven’t got a plan,” he reveals. “I’ll have to stop at some point or I’ll die. And dying would be bad.”

December 2nd, 2011
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Steven Moffat has today responded to all of the speculation (and there’s plenty of it!) surrounding the Doctor Who film.

While the initial announcement suggested that the movie – directed by David Yates – would “start from scratch”, the showrunner’s taken to Twitter to reassure fans that “…any Doctor Who movie would be made by the BBC team, star the current TV Doctor and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot”. He then added: “David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet”.

Yates has said the Doctor’s journey to the big screen will be a “long” but “exciting” one.

Thanks to everybody who let us know the news!

December 1st, 2011
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David Yates has revealed that he is excited to be working on the brand new Doctor Who film.

Last month it was confirmed that the Harry Potter director will be helming a feature length movie based on the series, and he told MTV News that getting the Time Lord to the big screen will be “a long journey”. “We are going to take our time with it,” he said. “I can’t really talk about it because it’s such a long way away. We’re principally looking for a writer. Everything has to start with a great script.”

He added: “It’s such a wonderful character, and such a wonderful world. I’ve lived with pressure for so long. What is pressure? I don’t know anymore! So it’s fine… it’s good.”

November 14th, 2011

Various reports have surfaced tonight suggesting that David Yates has signed up to a direct a new Doctor Who movie.

According to Variety, the director – who is best known for his work on the Harry Potter series – is currently developing the film with BBC Worldwide’s Programming and Production VP, Jane Tranter. He explained: “We are looking at writers now. We’re going to spend two to three years to get it right, as it needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena.”

While there’s not much to say about the film itself at the moment, he did reveal that its story won’t necessarily follow on directly from the television series. “Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic,” he said. “We have to put that aside and start from scratch. The notion of the time-travelling Time Lord is such a strong one, because you can express story and drama in any dimension.”

In terms of writers, he added: “We want a British sensibility, but having said that, Steve Kloves wrote Potter films and captured that, so we’re looking at American writers too.”

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