Published on January 13th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds
Skinner on the Doctor Who Movie
Crazy old David Yates. It wasn’t enough to calmly and carefully guide the Harry Potter franchise towards its final destination. He had to go and upset the Internet with his wild idea that this Doctor Who thing he’s heard the kids talking about on their fag breaks (they are over 18 folks) might make a good movie if it abandoned all that pesky continuity… or at least make a shed load of cash.
So who put this wacky idea in his head?
i09 have been chatting to Doctor Who’s new lady Executive Producer Caroline Skinner (The Fades) about The Announcement of Nothing that sent the already nervously challenged Internet into a frenzy.
Turns out, the mere whisper of a hint of a possibility was nothing more than David Yates expressing an interest in possibly, maybe directing a Doctor Who movie after speaking to Jane Tranter – BBC Worldwide’s Executive VP of Programming and Production who has been stateside since 2009 drumming up interest in developing top quality drama and comedy in the US… and Torchwood: Miracle Day.
“Who knows what will happen with the Doctor Who movie? I think that obviously, [David Yates] had been talking with Jane [Tranter] about the possibility of it. I think that if a Doctor Who movie ever happens, that’s something that will be done hand-in-hand with Steven [Moffat] and the production team. But any movie’s a very, very long way off.”
So there’s confirmation at least that the thing that could possibly happen with out Steven Moffat and the Production Crew or occur some time soon is still not happening any time soon regardless of Moffat’s involvement.