Daniel Radcliffe ‘shocked by David Yates Doctor Who movie speculation’

He will not be playing the Doctor, THANK G_D!!!By Ryan Love, Source: Digital Spy

Daniel Radcliffe has distanced himself from taking on the lead role in director David Yates’s Doctor Who movie.

Yates – who directed Radcliffe in his final four Harry Potter outings – confirmed the project late last year, revealing that he planned to spend “two to three years” working on taking the BBC series to a “bigger arena”. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ movie will not be a reboot, says Steven Moffat

Doctor Who Movie will not be a clean start says Steven Moffat
By Daniel Sperling, Source: Digital Spy

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has insisted that the planned movie adaptation will be faithful to the show.

Moffat took to Twitter to clear up fears that the BBC show would be completely rebooted by a Hollywood team, adding that Matt Smith or any other actor playing the Doctor when production begins would star in the film.

“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.

Moffat apparently tweeted in response to “off the cuff” comments made by Doctor Who director David Yates about his plans to begin casting the picture.

“David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet,” he explained. “You’ve seen the rubbish I talk when I’m cornered.”

Yates has stated that a Doctor Who movie will take years to reach the big screen, adding: “It’s a long journey and we’re going to take our time with it.”

John Barrowman wants to do a Who movie (but not with Matt Smith)

Barrowman wants to do Doctor Who movie but without Matt SmithBy Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com

Poor Matt Smith. Seems that Torchwood’s John Barrowman—who is, as always, more than willing to reprise his character of immortal Captain Jack Harkness in anything Who-related—is ready to do a Doctor Who movie … IF it’s done with David Tennant as the Doctor.

That’s what the always-chatty 44-year-old actor revealed in an interview with RTE, where he also broached the subject of what’s happening with Torchwood and why it hasn’t been commissioned for a fifth series yet, even though Torchwood: Miracle Day ended its run a couple weeks back. Continue reading