According to Variety, "Harry Potter" director David Yates is said to be working with Jane Tranter, head of L.A.-based BBC Worldwide Prods, to develop a "Doctor Who" movie. David says, "We're looking at writers now. 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.".
We've heard lots about a possible film for a long time. Johnny Depp's name was floating about among others. There is widespread debate among Whovians about whether or not a new person should play the good Doctor or if one of the previous Doctors from the re-imagined series should play the role.
Before directing "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and both parts of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," Yates worked with Tranter on several BBC TV series, including "The Way We Live Now" and "State of Play." Does this mean that this is the most high-powered effort to date to launch "Doctor Who" onto the bigscreen?