It looks like Doctor Who is finally coming to the big screen, but not any time soon. The time-travel police procedural that originally ran from 1963-1989 and was rebooted again in 2005 has become one of the most beloved sci-fi shows of all time and is a ratings hit in England.
The Doctor, along with TARDIS, the police box time machine is being adapted into a film by the BBC with Harry Potter director David Yates, Variety reports.
“We’re looking at writers now,” Yates said. “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.”
Doctor Who is currently in its sixth season since the 2005 revival and on the “third Doctor,” which is the 11th overall. This would be the first feature film after numerous television specials that have aired throughout the nearly half-century history of the show.