Moffat dismisses Doctor Who film rumours
Tuesday 31 July 2012
Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has said there is no movie about the Time Lord on the cards - and dismissed suggestions of a film as a "weird fantasy".
It comes after Harry Potter director David Yates said a new big screen adaptation was in development to the delight of many fans.
However in an interview with US magazine Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Moffatt stated there was nothing in progress.
The BBC series is soon to return for a further series with Matt Smith playing The Doctor.
" There isn't a film. That was all some weird fantasy going on somewhere," Moffatt said.
"That whole proposal was not true, did not happen. I can say that with authority because, as far as the BBC is concerned, I'm the voice of Doctor Who.
"So if I say it, it's true. The BBC own Doctor Who and, for the moment, I run it for them. So I can assure you definitively that was all nonsense."
The TV boss - who has also won acclaim for his Sherlock adaptations - said Yates had never been signed up to work on anything although he had expressed an interest.
Moffatt said there would "hopefully" be a film at some future date, and it would star whoever was playing The Doctor at the time.
"It will be absolutely run by the Doctor Who production office in Cardiff. It will feature the same Doctor as on television."
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