Written By: Ken Hulsey
It has been rumored for some time now that the long-running British sci fi series, "Doctor Who", was being geared up for big screen movie adaptation. That being said, I don't think that anyone on either side of the Atlantic thought that it would be produced here in America, with a big name American actor in the lead.
That, however, is exactly what the website Tor.com is alleging, and they say that the report has been confirmed by industry sources.
When David Tennant stepped down after last years 'Doctor Who' specials, he had hinted that if there ever was any movies based on the series made, he very much wanted to be involved.
Well, according to these new reports, Russell T. Davies, who is presently developing this movie version of 'Who' has opted to bypass the very popular Tennant for none other than Johnny Depp. A move that will likely stir up a hurricane of controversy among the fan base all over the world.
Granted, this is only a rumor, even though the Tor.com site swears that the info is a confirmed lock, so don't get too worked up ......... yet.
Here is some more on the "Doctor Who" movie from the website, PubArticles.com:
Long-time producer of the television series Russell T. Davies reported that the reason he moved on from the show was due to the opportunity to transform the Doctor to the big screen. “Bringing the Who franchise to the theaters is a regeneration for the character beyond the usual one. A theatrical release has a greater range and can reach millions of more people than just the fans. There will be brand new concepts and the film will be just as adventurous, scary and humorous as the television programme. But none of us working the film will forget what makes the character great and interesting and the long-time fans will not be disappointed because yes, the Daleks make an appearance.”
That piece goes on to reveal that the reported plot for the film revolves around the Doctor and a crew of volunteers traveling through time and space to cure mankind of illnesses brought to Earth by invading aliens (the Daleks, I assume from the above quote).
Johnny Depp, as the Doctor, playing doctor to rid us of alien disease ..........ummm ...... well ........ that might work.
Then again, I would personally rather see Tennant in the saddle again fighting the Daleks, but I'm a huge DT fan.
As for Depp, I know he made a great pirate, but as a Time Lord, I just don't know?
Let's just wait and see if this one has any real merit before we all begin to speculate.
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