Whether you call him Doctor number Nine, 8.5, the Other Doctor, or as my son refers to him, Doctor No More, we all love John Hurt and his portrayal of the War Doctor.
Well the great man is in action again, though alas not as a Time Lord, in the forthcoming movie Snowpiercer, the story of a world engulfed in a second ice age where the remains of humanity survive on a continually moving train that traverses the globe and the social revolution that erupts on board.
The graphic novels (available as Vol. 1 The Escape and Vol.2 – The Explorers) on which the movie is based were released this week and within 48 hours the first volume had to be reprinted as demand was so high!
For those of you in the know, you may be aware that there is currently a battle going on as to the final cut of the western version of the film with John Hurt being one of the main voices crying out for the full cut to be released rather than the proposed edited version that will suffer from 20 minutes of what John Hurt has called “unnecessary cuts”.
From the trailers available online and the word of mouth spreading from the east, where the film has already been released and the staggering news about the reprints of the graphic novels it’s looking like this may be the beginning of something as unstoppable as the train of the title, what do you think about it all, is it a little too much hype? What are your views on the cuts? Let us know in the usual way below.