Harry Potter Director Planning Doctor Who Movie

David Yates says that he’ll take two or three years “to get it right” but it will not tie in with TV continuity

“We’re going to spend two to three years to get it right,” says Yates. “We’re looking at writers now.”

In which case, it doesn’t seem likely it’ll be ready for the 50th anniversary in 2013.

But in a move sure to cause controversy, Yates says that the film version will not tie into any incarnations of the series.

"It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena,” he explains. “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.”

So, what so you think of the idea of new Who mythology for the big screen? What are the chances of the TARDIS still being a police box? And is Yates the right man for the job?

Is this new just to big to assimilate just yet?

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.