November 14, 2011

David Yates Looking To Make Doctor Who Film

ShowBlitz reports that Harry Potter director David Yates is looking to make a new Doctor Who film. Yates is best known as the director of the latter Potter films which include Order of The Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hollows 1-2. It's not ready to go just yet as Yates is currently looking at writers and believes the project is two years away from release. The film would be a fresh take and won't be influenced by the television series. This means previous actors are out of the running to play the lead. Yates has been choosing his next film carefully after Potter while he had been linked for some big studios he has yet to announce what is next.

While this is likely a year or so away from casting I think Tom Hiddleston (War Horse, Thor, Avengers) would make an excellent Doctor. Mainly because he's a talented actor with a great sense of drama and humor along with deserving a heroic/iconic role like this. I'm sure he'll end up with many human companions in the film. I would hope that the feisty Ruth Wilson (The Lone Ranger) who has been stealing scenes in BBC's Luther could have a role as well.

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