Moffat: "There are No Developed Plans" to Bring Doctor Who to the Big Screen Currently

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Louis Trapani - Posted on 05 December 2011

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To follow up on our panel discussion about the possibility of a Doctor Who feature movie in Doctor Who: Podshock 261, Executive Producer and Lead Writer, Steven Moffat has responded to the David Yates comments about bringing Doctor Who to the big screen. He dismissed Yates comments as speaking off the cuff on the red carpet. He also agreed with my assertion that if a feature movie is produced, it should star the current actor playing the Doctor and it would not be a "Hollywood reboot."

Parallel Universe on MSN: No 'Doctor Who' Movie for Now: "Steven Moffat, the showrunner of the beloved BBC sci-fi series, says that despite comments from director David Yates about working on a big-screen "Doctor Who," at the moment "there are no developed plans" for a film.

"It's an incredibly exciting idea to get that magic blue box flying across our cinema screens," Moffat tells The Sun newspaper. "But if and when the movie happens it will need to star television's 'Doctor Who' -- and there's only ever one of those at a time."

Moffat also took to Twitter to reinforce his position: "To clarify: any 'Doctor Who' movie would be made by the BBC team, star the current TV Doctor and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot," he writes. (Sorry, those of you hoping to see someone like Hugh Laurie in the role.)"


Also see: Harry Potter Director and Jane Tranter to Bring Doctor Who to the Big Screen?

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