Harry Potter director for big screen movie produced by BBC . . .
“We’re looking at writers now [for a big screen movie],” Yates told industry Bible Variety. “We’re going to spend two to three years to get it right. It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena. The notion of the time-traveling Time Lord is such a strong one, because you can express story and drama in any dimension or time.”
Dr. Who (in case you’ve hiding in a black hole for the past millennia) is a British television series about an enigmatic alien time-traveler whose time machine called the TARDIS which resembles a blue telephone booth that is bigger on the inside than on the outside. (Actually a police box found in 1960s Britain which police used to phone police stations in case of emergencies.)
The series ran from 1963 until 1989 on the BBC when it was cancelled. It was successfully revamped in 2005 with much-improved special effects and more mature scripts.
Bring back Tom Baker we say! (Come on, with Hollywood magic they can digitally make him young again!)