Harry Potter helmer bringing Doctor Who to the big screen

David Yates (Harry Potters 5, 6, 7 and 8) is set to bring the beloved, long-running sci-fi show Doctor Who to the big screen.

According to Variety, Yates is teaming up with the BBC to develop the long-running program into a cinematic franchise.

Yates – who was briefly attached to The Stand before Ben Affleck – revealed they are currently looking for writers to help them bring it into “the bigger arena”.

Though Doctor Who is still airing on TV screens (with the 11th Doctor, played by Matt Smith), the Beeb is no doubt hoping to replicate the success of the Sherlock Holmes film series. Their own TV adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle books has been successful in parallel with the blockbuster Guy Ritchie movies.

Discuss: Will Doctor Who have the same crossover appeal?

One Response to “Harry Potter helmer bringing Doctor Who to the big screen”

  1. Consider the original Dr Who were feature length episode (when you add all four of the 1/2 hr episodes for each story line it was feature length) I can’t see why not. They need to get the character right and the atmosphere of the film right. I mean the last time they did a movie version, the two movies they made were pretty bad but those were done by Americans and to be fair I don’t think many Americans get the appeal of Dr Who.

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