Variety is reporting that David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, is teaming up with the BBC to turn its iconic sci-fi TV series Doctor Who into a bigscreen franchise. "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."
"The notion of the time-travelling Time Lord is such a strong one, because you can express story and drama in any dimension or time," Yates said.
Yates and Tranter are looking for writers on both sides of the Atlantic.
"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," he explained.
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