Published on February 7th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
RTD: There Will Be a Doctor Who Film
Having already declared that he would return to Doctor Who if a movie version was made, Russell T Davies has told the South Wales Evening Post that "one day it will happen."
RTD is of course leaving the show with the completion of production on the fourth special set for production this year – although I daresay we’ll still see hom popping up in papers and DWM when Steven Moffat’s reign as Executive Producer is underway.
Whether or not RTD is sick to death of talking about his vision of Doctor Who in 12 months time after the airing of his last episodes in charge, he still seems happy to return for a movie.
"There must be ways and means of doing it — I suspect one day it will happen. I think once something is talked about often enough then it starts to happen.
"I think being talked about in the papers could almost bring it into existence. It gives us an idea of whether or not anyone would want to go and see it at the cinema. I think the important thing to say is that if it ever happened it wouldn’t take the television version off air because that would be terrible and it would also be breaking the BBC’s charter."
A few years ago the idea of a Doctor Who movie was wonderful – and I suspect that back in the 1970s an whisperings of Fourth Doctor Tom Baker and Ian Marter’s project would have set any schoolboy fans pulses racing.
However with the proliferation of Doctor Who and the associated products such as Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures – and that’s just on screen – would a Doctor Who movie be overkill?