Steven Moffat, who has replaced Russell T. Davies as writer for “Doctor Who”, said he would like to see the television series made into a feature film.

“It would be good to see it in the cinema so long as it is great and fantastic,” he said, speaking at a master class on the show at the festival here. But he cautioned that the the movie would need careful handling.

“I’m not against it … so long as it never gets in the way of the TV show. If it got in the way of the show that would be appalling.”

Many fans as well as producers have expressed interest in the big-screen adaptation due to the success of the show, which was brought back to BBC three years ago. More than ten million viewers watched this season’s finale in July.

British Actor Simon Pegg is often asked if he would play The Doctor on the silver screen because of his international stardom, but he says he’d rather just enjoy the show.

“I really love ‘Doctor Who’ and would hate to sit down on Saturday night and have it be me.”

Currently, Scottish Actor David Tennant plays the doctor in the series reboot.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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4 thoughts on “Doctor Who Movie?”
  1. IF they do a movie – the logical and best choice (especially if Moffat says he’d only be interested as long as it “never gets in the way of the TV show”) is to bring McGann (and Eccleston if he’d do it) back and do the Time War that keeps being referenced in the show. They could have McGann at the beginning of the movie and have him regenerate into Eccleston mid-way through (or just at the end, if Eccleston isn’t too hot about being the Doctor again). THAT would be a cool movie!!

  2. The only trouble is with that scenario is that there wouldn’t be any dramatic tension for Dr. Who fans. It’d be “Revenge of The Sith” all over again — Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader (i.e. Gallifrey is destroyed and all of the Time Lords perish). Everyone knows going in that that is what’s going to happen.

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