Skip to comments.'Harry Potter' Director Rebooting 'Doctor Who' For Big Screen
Posted on 11/14/2011 6:33:43 PM PST by timeywimey
The Director of the Harry Potter movies is getting ready to begin filming the Movie-version of Doctor Who! Take that Trekkies!
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
But will he answer the most ask question in history and the universe?
This could be good.. or very very bad.
All I can say is that if Billy Piper isn’t in it, I ain’t going to go see it.
The is the least breaking Breaking News story I’ve seen on this forum in a decade.
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And the lack of originality crony-capitalist downward slide in Big Hollywood continues....
Remember back when movies were original?
I do. I miss those days.
This leads to some interesting questions:
1) What actor would play The Doctor?
2) Will they involve The Master (My vote is for Anthony Hopkins)
3) Will they finally explain why The Doctor left Gallifrey in the first place?
4) Who will portray his companion? (Mary Jane anyone?)
My wife is the bigger Doctor Who fan, and she approved this thread. :)
You signed up yesterday to post this? :-)
But it doesn’t say WHICH director? There were several directors of HP movies, and some of them were really really bad.
David Yates screwed up the last three HP movies.
He did marginally well with #5.
This is not good news for anyone who knows the canon of Dr. Who. He will makes up his own to suit his own taste.
There’s no reason for this at all. It should remain British and TV bound. It will suck.
You have to go to the YouTube. It’s David Yates.
Honestly, that does not sound good. The director going on about how he had to take it in a new direction really has me leery.
This was done once before, with Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. It was basically once-and-done thing, and wasn’t all that well received.
I’m with Borges. Keep the Doctor on TV.
Can’t be worse than the American Dr Who.... *shivers*
That 1996 TV movie was pretty popular in Britain. They were just desperate to have DW back at that point. It was a travesty although Paul McGann could have been a good Doctor given good material.
did you see the “trailer” for the anime Dr Who??
I wonder... Doctor Who works mainly because it is low-budget... Low on effects... But the writing is splendid. Its like good amateur Shakespeare theatre: a big budget a big special effects would spoil it.
McGann is actually GREAT in the Big Finish Audio plays.
1) What actor would play The Doctor? NOT Matt Smith!
2) Will they involve The Master (My vote is for Anthony Hopkins)? It would be great if they had Eccleston back as the ninth Doctor during the Time War, but the Master wasn’t really involved in it.
3) Will they finally explain why The Doctor left Gallifrey in the first place? Why did he run away from home and what has kept him running all these years and regenerations? What did he see in the Untempered Schism? Also, what is his real name? Was his mother really from Earth?
4) Who will portray his companion? (Mary Jane anyone?) The Doctor doesn’t use the TARDIS as a shaggin’ wagon so I am pretty sure smoking weed (Mary Jane) is out of bounds, too!
though... For me, after Tom Baker it was just never the same.
Have you seen the new series? It looks better than American shows. CGI is tailor-made for something like DW.
‘1) What actor would play The Doctor?’
Has to be David Tennant. Just has to be.
If they get:
a good budget
a good script
It could be very good.
Actually I think the special effects in the ‘new’ Dr Who are very good, occasionally superb.
Long Live BBCA... Doctor Who and Top Gear... that is all we need.
I talked to a guy who knows people in the Beeb who told him that Doctor Who would go until 2012 and then possibly be sold to an American interest. Looks like he was right!
The video indicates that they want a “reboot”. In other words, the creators are too damn lazy be consistent or research the material. It will be a disappointment.
I hear what you are saying about Baker but Eccleston and Tennant did a pretty good job much to my surprise. I was really hoping that one of them would bring back the Jelly Babies.
yah, Tennant was good. But I grew up on Tom Baker as the Doctor, and it was really traumatic when he left.
The BBC has already announced that they will be airing part of the next series next year and another part of it in 2013. The latter is the 50th anniversary of the series - they have said that there will be a big time celebratory productions so they certainly wouldn’t sell it off. At this point DW is an ingrown Sherlock Holmes for them.
Great. More creativity and new ideas out of Hollywood. /s
Must agree. The Hollywood Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was lousy. The earlier made for Brit and US PBS miniseries was great though.
They should know by now this need to be presented a certain way.
Alec Baldwin as Dr. Who and Lindsey Lohan as his companion
Another “news article” I consider as a who gives a rat’s rear end.
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