David Yates in a post-Harry Potter World: Doctor Who

I’m reasonably sure that I don’t have to tell you who David Yates is. He has directed a fair few of the biggest movies of all time by finishing up the Harry Potter series for us. However, speculation has abounded as to what he’s going to do now that the Boy Who Lived has grown up.

Simple: you move on to another British fantasy icon.

According to Variety, Yates is working with Jane Tranter, the head of BBC Worldwide productions, on a Doctor Who film. Though they’re only “looking at writers now”, the film is planning on a two to three year timeline to get things right.

Looking at writers on both sides of the Atlantic, they want to bring a “British sensibility” to the movie and turn what has become one of the best Science Fiction franchises of recent years into a film franchise. While they will obviously be looking at the shows for inspiration, Yates made clear that this is something new and in no way attached to anything else.

“Russell T. Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch.”

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:35 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  1. Written by Ray
    on November 16, 2011 at 02:39
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     Try this in a sentence with slightly different proper nouns, attributed to JJ Abrams, and question how it would have gone: “Gene Roddenberry and Rick Berman have done their own
    transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and
    start from scratch.”

    Also, if he’s going to get into casting? This:
    http://captainsblog.dreamwidth.org/13362.html

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