David Yates, the director behind Harry Potter, has just got the green light from the BBC to make a new Doctor Who film, with Jane Tranter of BBC Worldwide in the co-pilot seat.
"Russell T. Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch," Yates said today to Variety (see http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046098?categoryid=13&cs=1
), no doubt putting the fear of god in Dr Who fans across many dimensions and centuries, adding, rather worringly, "We want a British sensibility, but having said that, Steve Kloves wrote the Potter films and captured that British sensibility perfectly, so we are looking at American writers too."
Hmmm. Well, the last big money movie version for the Doctor sucked like a Dyson. Will this be any different?
Time and timelords will tell.