Steven Moffat dismisses Doctor Who film reports
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 10:25a.m.
Screenwriter Steven Moffat has dismissed reports iconic British TV series Doctor Who is heading to the big screen, branding the movie rumours "weird fantasy".
Harry Potter director David Yates was said to be overseeing the project, but Moffat is adamant the show is staying on the small screen for now.
He tells America's Entertainment Weekly, "I don't think (Yates) was ever signed to it. I never signed him, so he's not. But I think he's (expressed) an interest in doing it and he's a very fine director and I think he'd certainly be someone that would be on the list for directing such a project. I'm a big fan of his. But the project as he describes it would not happen. It was all a bit more off the cuff than it seemed to be.
"There isn't a film. That was all some weird fantasy going on somewhere. Look, we hopefully will do a Doctor Who film someday. It will be absolutely run by the Doctor Who production office in Cardiff (Wales). It will feature the same Doctor as on television. It will not be a rebooted continuity. All of that would be insane.
"So that whole proposal was not true, did not happen. I can say that with authority because, as far as the BBC is concerned, I'm the voice of Doctor Who. So if I say it, it's true."
However, Moffat adds: "We'd love to make a film."
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