David Yates To Direct Doctor Who Movie

November 15, 2011 by  
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Although there have been unfulfilled rumours before, it looks like a new film adaptation of the popular BBC series is imminent with Harry Potter director David Yates signing on.

According to the director, this adventure will stand independently of the series and new writers will be hired to pen the script.

For those few who don’t know, the series follows an alien called The Doctor, who can travel through space and time in his telephone-box shaped ship, the TARDIS. It was originally on aired from 1963 to 1989, then returned in 2005 and has been one of the BBC

The series is certainly ripe for the silver screen but with a very passionate fan base, Yates will be under immense pressure to deliver a solid film. If anyone can do it, it’s the man who adapted the vast Harry Potter series.

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