‘Harry Potter’ Director to Helm Big-Screen Adaptation of Sci-Fi Show

Nov 15, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The well-known director of four "Harry Potter" feature films, including the last picture, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," has been chosen to helm the big-screen adaptation of the BBC television series "Dr. Who," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Dr. Who" is one of the longest-running series in British television history. The feature film adaptation will be directed by David Yates.

The sci-fi series is the story of an alien who travels through time and space with the help of TARDIS, a machine that looks like a small police box. Producers of the film version are in the early stages of pre-production, and are looking for a screenwriter to prepare the adaptation.

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  1. It’s not just “one of the longest-running series in British television history”; it’s one of the longest running TV series PERIOD. Be interesting to see if they just do a total reboot of the character for what I’m sure they’re hoping is a film franchise (like the two films in the 60’s that starred Peter Cushing as ‘Dr. Who’) or if they’ll sign David Tennant or Matt Smith and try to somehow make it fit into the mythology of the series.

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