I…um…hmm. I just don’t know about this.
“Harry Potter” director David Yates is teaming up with the BBC to turn its iconic sci-fi TV series “Doctor Who” into a bigscreen franchise.
Yates, who directed the last four Potter films, told Daily Variety that he is about to start work on developing a “Doctor Who” movie with Jane Tranter, head of L.A.-based BBC Worldwide Prods.
“We’re looking at writers now. We’re going to spend two to three years to get it right,” he said. “It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena.”
I like Doctor Who, but I’m not a fanatic. (I can tell. I have friends who are.) Peter Davison and David Tennant are “my” Doctors, Nyssa and Martha “my” companions, even though some of their scripts were appalling. I’m tickled at what Steven Moffat has done with the show. I’m a little in love with Rory.
But I’m just not sure about the movie, partly because I stopped watching the Harry Potter films after the first one Yates directed. Like any good geek, I’m a bit possessive of my stories. I know that the worst that can come of this is a bad movie I won’t want to see, but…still.
What do you think?