Yates Working On Who?

With the end of the ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise and ‘The Stand’ no longer on his plate, director David Yates has revealed that his next project is a full length feature film of the long running British show ‘Doctor Who.’*

I would have thought there were already people on this, but I guess not.

So, here’s the crucial question? Who? (Would play The Doctor?)


  1. #1 Michael Fisher
    November 14, 2011

    It would have to be a youngish British actor ~ someone like James McAvoy who he’s worked with before. To which you reply “who?”…

    I thought the BBC were not too happy about this project ~ has that changed?

  2. #2 James
    November 15, 2011

    I think that it is about time for a female time lord, Dr. Who. Sigourney Weaver is my nom.

  3. #3 MadScientist
    November 15, 2011

    I guess that depends on what type of Doctor you want. If you long for the old eccentric type, John Cleese would be excellent (and I’d pay to see him as the hobo who gets possessed by the Time Lord). However, the “brand managers” would never approve because the Doctor in Vogue is a young’un.

  4. #4 meadowrue
    November 15, 2011

    Hopefully Matt Smith. He’s doing a great job so far.

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    November 15, 2011

    Mad: Sean Connery? He gets to play young parts. Or Harrison Ford? Might as well totally Americanize the thing, it would sell better. Or maybe a Country Western Singer.

  6. #6 bks
    November 16, 2011

    Rick Santorum.


  7. #7 Bert Chadick
    November 16, 2011

    Hugh Laurie for sure. The beard would have to go but his work is genius.

  8. #8 John S. Wilkins
    November 16, 2011

    It needs to be done off the sequence of the TV show – there have to be other incarnations than those we see (and the Ecceleston incarnation had to have been much longer than shown). Why not Eccleston again? Or Ewen McGregor? I saw him disavow the role on Craig Ferguson last night 🙂 Make the bastard do it!

  9. #9 Greg Laden
    November 16, 2011

    Good point. The movie need not be at the end of the current sequence. Eccleston would be a good choice, and would also use Rose, which is totally commercial.