Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Doctor Who Movie Script In Development & David Tennant To Appear In The Sarah Jane Adventures

Doctor Who looks set to be heading to the big screen in the future after a spokeswoman for BBC Films confirmed that "a script is in development".

BBC entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba said there were no guarantees a film would be made and that, if the project went into full production, a release would be a long time away.

Exiting head writer Russell T. Davies commented back in September that he thinks the BBC will get around to greenlighting a film "some day", although at the moment the corporation is at its "absolute limit".
"I'd be very interested in going back for it. I think it could be lovely and could work as an idea. They did one in the 1960s and that worked and it didn't affect the TV series at all"
New incoming head writer Stephen Moffat also said a movie was a possibility:
"A movie is one 90 minutes a year. So yes, so long as it never gets in the way of the show. If it gets in the way of the show that's appalling."

"It's been in the cinema, with Peter Cushing. It would be good to see it in the cinema so long as it's great and fantastic."
Exiting Doctor, David Tennant has also hinted he would be keen to return to the role for a movie incarnation of the timelord.

It was also announced today that David Tennant is to appear as the Time Lord in Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Tennant will appear over two episodes of a new 12-part series of the CBBC show, which starts in September.

Russell T Davies, executive producer of The Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who, said it would be a "full on appearance" and "not just a cameo".

The show follows the adventures of the investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith - a former Doctor's companion.

Smith is played by actress Elisabeth Sladen, 61, who also played the character in Doctor Who opposite Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker between 1973 and 1976.

Sladen said she was "absolutely over the moon" to be co-starring alongside Tennant.
"It's fantastic news that Sarah Jane is going to spend some time working with the Doctor again and is testament to just how successful this CBBC series is."
Davies said:
"Viewers thought they may have to wait until November for the next full episode of Doctor Who, but this is an extra special treat.

"And it's not just a cameo from David.

"This is a full-on appearance for the Doctor as he and Sarah Jane face their biggest threat ever."