Last month Harry Potter director David Yates claimed that he was developing a Doctor Who film, which would be independent from the BBC series - something which wasn’t too well received by fans of the show.
Well fear not, as current architect Steven Moffat has come out saying that it’s not going to happen.
Read on for more details.
On his twitter feed, Moffat had the following to say:
“To clarify: any Doctor Who movie would be made by the BBC team, star the current TV Doctor and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot.
Movie thing: David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet. You’ve seen the rubbish I talk when I’m cornered.”
And that’s not all - with Moffat expanding on the comments on his twitterfeed, telling The Register that:
“There simply are no developed plans for a Doctor Who movie at the moment.”
“If, and when, the movie happens it will need to star television’s Doctor Who – and there’s only ever one of those at a time. And it would need to come out of the same production operation that makes the series.”
“Whatever happens, the BBC and BBC Worldwide will work together to ensure that we don’t just get a movie, we get the movie that everyone wants.”
Considering Yates was pretty specific about his plans for a film, it seems curious that Moffat would be so adamant that the film just isn’t happening. Either Yates is mistaken, or something is happening which Moffat doesn’t know about…