Steven Moffat hints at Doctor Who film

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 December 2012
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Steven Moffat thinks it would be "incredibly exciting" to see 'Doctor Who' on the big screen in a full-length feature and is "confident" there will be a film in the future

Steven Moffat thinks it would be "exciting" to see 'Doctor Who' on the big screen.

The popular sci-fi show's writer and executive producer has hinted the Time Lord will appear in a film in the future and is "confident" it will remain true to the series, steering clear of any US influences.

He told Vulture magazine: "I think it could be incredibly exciting to see that TARDIS fly on the big screen. It would just be, 'How do we arrange it, and how do we make sure we have control?'

"No offence, but you suddenly take American money and they expect to tell you what to do and all that.

"I wouldn't be happy with that. But it will happen someday, I'm reasonably confident."

Steven's revelation comes a year after 'Harry Potter' director David Yates allegedly attached himself to a big screen feature based on the show - a rumour which Steven called "absolutely insane" as they were too busy focusing on the next series.

He added: "Well, first of all, when? We spend all year making the series. The thing that I would find intolerable is that you get a film instead of the TV series, because the TV series is more important.

"And I don't think any showrunner or future showrunner of 'Doctor Who' would tolerate the idea that David Yates was talking about, of rebooting it and having a second continuity.

"That's just nonsense, absolutely insane and a straightforward insult to the audience. We'd never, ever do that."

The new series of 'Doctor Who' is set to begin in April 2013.

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