‘Harry Potter’ director to work on ‘Doctor Who’ film

(Written for Boolean Flix)

David Yates has revealed plans for a Doctor Who big screen adaptation.

The Harry Potter director confirmed the news to online rumour mill Daily Variety earlier this week.

Speaking about the film, Yates said: “We’re looking at writers now, but we’re going to spend two to three years to get it right. It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena.”

Questioned about the concept, Yates confirmed the film would not follow on from the TV show, but instead will take on an entirely new approach to the classic sci-fi series.

First aired in 1963, before a successful reboot in 2005 for the BBC, Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith as the 11th doctor, is one of the BBC’s largest following series, which also airs Stateside on BBC America.

The news comes as a treat to fans of the show, yet with an expected release date of 2014, the launch of this highly-anticipated movie adaptation looks set to remain in planning for some time.  

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