Head of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat took to Twitter to dispel worries the planned film adaptation of the hit BBC series, would be an Americanised version unfaithful to the source material.
We reported last month that the Doctor’s adventures in the Tardis are to be made into a film with Harry Potter director David Yates at the helm. Yates was quoted as saying the film would stand alone from the TV series, and that he would work alongside LA-based BBC Worldwide to find a writer for the screenplay. It will be noted that LA is a long way from the warehouse in Cardiff where the hit Sci-Fi series is brought to life.
“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,” David Yates said.
This understandably led to a mass panic among devoted ‘Whovians’ who are concerned the film which is set to be a big Hollywood production will be Americanised and not do justice to the iconic British series.
Head of Doctor Who Steven Moffat however took to Twitter on Friday to calm fans down.
“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,” he wrote. And in relation to David Yates’ comments regarding the subject added:
“David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet. You’ve seen the rubbish I talk when I’m cornered.”
Phew! Fellow Whovian’s can breath easy now our devoted leader has asserted his authority. It is yet to be seen if the current Doctor, Matt Smith will star in the film or if he and his companion Amy (Karen Gillan) will have moved on by then. Who knows maybe even Steven Moffat won’t be the Head anymore once the big screen adaptation comes to fruition.
So, who do you think is telling the truth? Yates or Moffat?