Are We Time Travelling Round In Another Doctor Who Movie?
Today the Telegraph have reported that there are plans in place for a brand new Doctor Who Movie that will be a Hollywood Blockbuster! There is an 8 year timeline in place which has been outlined by the production team.
We last had a Doctor Who Movie in 1996 featuring Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor. This Movie has mixed reviews. This film was created by the Americans as something new as the TV Series had been cancelled in 1989. This movie saw the regeneration of the 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy).
Doctor Who will be made into another Movie even though the writers are not rushing into writing it just yet. Danny Cohen has said the Movie will go in place to keep the TV Series Franchise alive. Surely the TV Series will be able to survive without a Movie?
Do We Need A Movie To Keep The Series Going?
The source has come from a leaked Sony email and has been published by Wikileaks. This email states:
(It has been placed as a spoiler in case you see it unexpectedly)
The plans for Doctor Who were put in an email sent in January  from Andrea Wong, president of International Production for Sony, to the company’s chief executive Michael Lynton.The email says: “[Danny Cohen, the Director of BBC Television] said that while there has been tremendous interest (and pressure from [BBC Worldwide]) to do a Dr Who film, the show runners feel very clear that they don’t want to do one at this moment.“That said, over the course of the coming months, the show running team is coming up with an 8 year timeline for the brand – laying out all that will happen with it.“He says that a film will certainly be a part of that timeline. So the answer is that a film won’t happen in the next year to 18 months, but it is expected that it will happen after that within the 8 year horizon.’Lynton’s response was: “Sounds like we need to meet with the show runners.”A follow up email from Wong reads: “Spoke to Danny and he doesn’t think it makes sense right now and actually might hurt our cause.“He said that the creative team on the show have been having the movie conversation with BBC Worldwide in recent weeks and are very hot under the collar that their position on it is not being listened to or accepted.”
At the moment we are going to have to wait and see for further news on what is going to happen. Moffat is not particularly keen on a new Doctor Who Movie at the moment. Whereas Capaldi (12th Doctor) is keen on one.
The Whovains await for more news.