This has come from nowhere, hasn’t it?
Remember all the Sony leaks that led to all sorts of shenanigans and revealed the early Ghostbusters plans and the Sony/Disney Spider-man deal? Well, it seems that Doctor Who got mixed up in it too.
Yup, apparently BBC Worldwide are putting pressure on the show’s producers for a big screen adventure. In an email to Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton, president of international production Andrea Wong said: “Just spoke to Danny Cohen [Director of BBC TV] re Dr Who.”
“He said that while there has been tremendous interest to do a Dr Who film, the show runners feel very clear that they don’t want to do one at this moment.
“That said, over the course of the coming months, the show running team is coming up with an 8 year timeline for the brand – laying out all that will happen with it. He says that a film will certainly be a part of that timeline.”
After Lynton replied asking whether he “should meet with the showrunner”, Wong said there were no plans to make a Doctor Who movie in the next eighteen months.
“Spoke to Danny and he doesn’t think it would make sense right now and actually hurt our cause,” she said.
So, it seems that the planned movie isn’t a reboot or ‘Americanisation’ of the character but is planned to continue the story of the Doctor as we know him(s).
We’re not sure we’ll ever see this happen, and we’re not even sure how we feel about it, but once again… there’s no smoke without fire.
Do you think The Doctor belongs on the small screen only or would a big-screen adventure be welcome?
Let us know…
Source: The Independent