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Who alert! The doctor is teleportng to cinemas (2011)

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Well, it had to happen. It has been revealed that Dr Who is coming to the big screen. David Yates, director of the last four Harry Potter films, will be behind the camera for a franchise that will, apparently, mark "a radical transformation" from the enormously popular BBC TV series.

"We're looking at writers now. We're going to spend two to three years to get it right," Yates told Variety. "It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena."

Yates went on to suggest that neither Russell T Davies, who reinvented the 50-year-old series, nor Seven Moffat, currently at the helm, will be involved with writing the proposed franchise.

"Russell T Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch," Yates said. "We want a British sensibility, but having said that, Steve Kloves wrote the Potter films and captured that British sensibility perfectly, so we are looking at American writers too."

Whovians may be shocked, but this is not the first time a transformed Dr Who has appeared in cinemas. In 1965, while William Hartnell was playing the role on telly, Peter Cushing appeared in the rarely unearthed Dr Who and the Daleks. A second Cushing film, Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD, followed a year later.

The internet will be on fire with speculation.

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