The Doctor goes to Hollywood, and I’m terrified. It turns out David Yates, the director of the last few Harry Potter movies, let it slip to Variety that he’s working with BBC to turn that loveable, 900-year-old madman with a box into a Hollywood icon (more or less, mostly less… but my paranoia runs rampant).
Before you get your panties in a bunch (like me), he announced that he’s working with BBC Worldwide (think Torchwood: Miracle Day) – AND that though American writers will be considered, essentially it’s only if they can keep its “British sensibility.”
Nothing concrete has been set yet – there are no actors lined up, no crew getting ready to shoot. Yates went on to say in his interview that he would take 2 to 3 years to make things right, and that it needs a radical transformation to make it in the big arena.
But there will be no Matt Smiths, no tie-ins with the show. I’m not entirely sure how to take this news on top of the pseudo-year long hiatus (no full season in 2012, but a “special run” in 2013 for the 50th anniversary).
Will it spawn an entirely new line of Doctor Who films that aren’t canon, dividing fans into Doctor Who vs. Doctor Who?
For a good horror movie they could just do 90 minutes of this:
For the original interview go here.
It is ridiculously hard not to blink while writing this.