Subject: New Movie imminent?

Posted on: May 27 2009 @ 08:59 AM
By: President Nice

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Just spotted this on IGN. What does everyone think?



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New Movie imminent?

Posted on: May 27 2009 @ 09:15 AM
By: sgb1975

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Like all movie adaptations, whether it's from a TV series, novel, comic book, it can be a good thing or a bad thing.

But like all Who rumors, I'll believe it when I see it.


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Posted on: May 27 2009 @ 09:28 AM
By: cybercolin

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Whatever it says, Doctor Who should never be made into a big screen movie. The show is better than that. I hope that the BBC can buck the trend and avoid cashing in and spoiling our great show. How can you explain 40+ years of history in a hour and an half anyway? Wink


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Posted on: May 27 2009 @ 09:54 AM
By: sgb1975

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[QUOTE BY= cybercolin]How can you explain 40+ years of history in a hour and an half anyway? Wink [/QUOTE]
That's a very good point. To really cash in, a movie needs to be appealling to a mass audience. You can't assume each person that walks into a movie theater knows everything about The Doctor, the TARDIS, and Gallifrey. You need to attract casual viewers, and to do that, they'll probably have to dumb it down and take a good portion of the movie introducing the character of The Doctor for those that don't know anything about him. This is my biggest gripe with most comic book/movie adaptations...they spend too long introducing characters, that there's very little time left for the real action which we had hoped to see.


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Posted on: May 27 2009 @ 11:37 AM
By: T Baker(notTom)

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I find this questionable.

For starters the timing is all wrong - especially since we're in the process of changing Doctors. If it is true who will be playing the Doctor?

...but then again, the two movies in the 1960's ran with Peter Cushing as the Doctor and nobody from the series had anything to do with it.

However there might be some credence to the story because I found it posted on another site - Digital spy. If it was on just one site I'd be more skeptical of it but, we know so little about it that it is too early to know for certain.

Just for the record here is digital spy's link to the story:
Arrow BBC confirms "Doctor Who" movie plans


Just to make my position clear - I have doubts about it but if it is true I hope it's good.

PS: BBC's websites have no stories about the movie but then again they usually keep quiet about things until they are near releasing whatever they are working on.


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Posted on: May 27 2009 @ 12:04 PM
By: Ken

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The Sci-Fi Wire is reporting a spokeswoman for BBC Films confirms a script is on the works. Tennant is coming to the U.S. for Masterpiece Theater.


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Posted on: May 27 2009 @ 12:17 PM
By: T Baker(notTom)

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[QUOTE BY= Ken] The Sci-Fi Wire is reporting a spokeswoman for BBC Films confirms a script is on the works. Tennant is coming to the U.S. for Masterpiece Theater. [/QUOTE]

Thanks for the tip!

And here is the story on SCI FI Wire (US version):

Arrow A Doctor Who movie is in the works, but not clear if David Tennant will star

OH! and here is the story about David Tennant in Masterpiece - as the HOST.

Arrow Masterpiece Contemporary - New Host, New Season
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BTW: Masterpiece is currently running the show "Masterpiece: Mystery" and will air it's third episode for the season (out of 17 episodes) on Sunday (part three of "Wallander: One Step Behind").

Upcoming episode include Six weeks of Agatha christie with Julia McKenzie taking over as Miss Marple (for four episodes) and David Suchet opening the grouping with two "Poroit" stories, and in August and September look forward to "Inspector Lewis" for six weeks. When "Wallander" concludes this weekend we will have an encore presentation of "Foyle's War" (series five) the next two weeks.


New Movie imminent?

Posted on: May 27 2009 @ 01:26 PM
By: Ken

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Julie Gardner is in L.A. with BBC America now and Russell had a leak on his website about his movie plans.


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Posted on: May 27 2009 @ 07:43 PM
By: Chase

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Why is everyone being so negative about this? Smile


New Movie imminent?

Posted on: May 27 2009 @ 11:56 PM
By: Louis

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[QUOTE BY= Chase] Why is everyone being so negative about this? Smile[/QUOTE]

It's not needed. I rather see a good series of 14 episodes than a big film potential disaster.

Let's look at Doctor Who's track record on the big screen... the two Cushing films went completely off established canon. It would mean having to reintroduce it to a wider market than just the fans or those that may be familiar with the television series.

Will it work within the existing continuity? Will it be a senseless reboot like the latest Star Trek film?

There have been more failures than successes when it comes to making the leap from television to film. Hopefully, DW would be one of the exceptions.

There have been "scripts in development" for a new Doctor Who film going back to when Tom Baker was still the Doctor.

So I am a little cautious about it.

Cheers,
Louis


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Posted on: May 28 2009 @ 12:12 AM
By: T Baker(notTom)

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[QUOTE BY= Louis]

There have been "scripts in development" for a new Doctor Who film going back to when Tom Baker was still the Doctor.

So I am a little cautious about it.

Cheers,
Louis[/QUOTE]

If I remember correctly the working title of the movie at that time was "Doctor Who meets Scratchman".

For those of you that don't know Scratchman is another name for the devil.


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Posted on: May 28 2009 @ 12:57 AM
By: Chase

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Thanks, Louis, for your post. I didn't know you felt that way about the Trek reboot. There is also a book about the proposed movies that were almost made and while they add to the mythos of DW, in a way, I'm glad none of them were made, for, in fact or rather IMO, they all seemed to be straying far from that magic of DW...


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Posted on: May 28 2009 @ 05:16 AM
By: Louis

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[QUOTE BY= Chase] Thanks, Louis, for your post. I didn't know you felt that way about the Trek reboot... [/QUOTE]
While not a full-on review, here were my initial thoughts on it after just seeing it. I had promised a full review, but I just haven't had the time for it yet. Arrow Is New Trek, New Coke?

Cheers,
Louis


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Posted on: May 28 2009 @ 11:47 AM
By: T Baker(notTom)

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[QUOTE BY= Chase] Why is everyone being so negative about this? Smile[/QUOTE]

Not negative - skeptcal.

Like Louis mentioned, we've been hearing about a new Doctor Who movie since the Tom Baker era. That movie was to be Tom Baker and Vincent Price in "Doctor Who Meets Scratchman", with Vincent Price playing Scratch.

Some prelimeniary work was done but the movie never transpired.

Several times after that and up to the present we've heard rumors of a "Doctor Who" movie, but none of them ever happened, so as a result I've become skeptical when talks of a movie comes up.

The only movie that ever happened after the Cushing movies was the TV-movie with Paul McGann - not the big theatrical release we were looking for.

BTW: There was talk of movies back in Jon Pertwee's time but they never got "off the ground".


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Posted on: May 28 2009 @ 12:04 PM
By: Idiom

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Just like most people here I can't actually see it happening. But I'll reserve my judgement for if and when...


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Posted on: May 28 2009 @ 07:27 PM
By: Chase

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I think with the popularity of DW in England, it probably will happen but I could be wrong.

And Louis, thanks for the link to your review. Yeah, you hit upoon oher reasons for me to literally HATE that movie and I put all that aside to focus on the incredibly poor story telling of the movie itself and it's faulty internal logic.


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Posted on: May 28 2009 @ 08:27 PM
By: silvanthalas

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A movie just isn't necessary right now. That, and I wouldn't sacrifice an entire 14 episode season just to have one 2-hour movie.

Nor would I want another person playing the role, as it would likely just screw things up. Or would involve so much background setup as to be nothing more than 'origin' film that accomplishes very little - one of the problems with the 1996 movie.


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Posted on: May 28 2009 @ 09:48 PM
By: Chase

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Silvanthalas, I agree 100 percent but aren't we just getting that now? I mean, I've ranted enough about it but we don't have a season right now, we have "special" movie type things and yeah we have the same old same old Doctor, but is that a good thing? And IMO things are getting screwed up now.


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Posted on: May 29 2009 @ 07:31 AM
By: Tardis-Knight

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[QUOTE BY= silvanthalas]
Nor would I want another person playing the role, as it would likely just screw things up. Or would involve so much background setup as to be nothing more than 'origin' film that accomplishes very little - one of the problems with the 1996 movie.[/QUOTE]

I'd have to say not true; whilst the film itself isn't exactly my favourite piece of Who, it gave us Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor.


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Posted on: May 29 2009 @ 10:50 PM
By: Chase

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I do agree that I love Paul McGann and there are some parts of that movie that are just very fun, very brilliant (INCLUDING the kisses, I love em") and Paul is great as the Doctor. But the story just goes and goes...back to the TARDIS and stays there for the "climax". I admit when I first watched this, I was on the edge of my seat but that could have been more from the anxiety of what they were going to do to my ex-favorite show (yeah it ceased being my favorite around either the Time Adric Died or the Time The Sixth Doctor meet the Second or something like that)...where were they taking it? Little did I know, even before it aired, it was NOT going to go to a series...

and I'm glad for that. Had that gone to the series they were planning we would have had a talking TARDIS, the Doc's mentor or father BORUSA part of the TARDIS, and remakes of the old classics including THE GUNFIGHTERS (which I liked the original! YES I DID!), GENESIS, and others including Cybermen pirates! WTF?

Anyway Paul deserved a series of DW but not the one they were planning. IMO of course. IMHO


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Posted on: May 30 2009 @ 03:16 PM
By: silvanthalas

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[QUOTE BY= Tardis-Knight]I'd have to say not true; whilst the film itself isn't exactly my favourite piece of Who, it gave us Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor. [/QUOTE]

Oh, I love McGann as the Doctor too, but it left a lot of people who were not familiar with DW going 'huh' when the lead actor changed halfway through the film.

RTD made the smart choice in not giving us a regeneration to start off the new series, as much as we wanted to see it.

And when I say it could screw things up to have Tennant in a movie, it would be while Smith is doing the series, and you're basically undercutting Smith at that point. Along these lines, as much as I want a multi-Doctor story, it wouldn't be good to do it in Smith's first series, because he needs the chance to play the role without having to compete with another Doctor.


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Posted on: June 01 2009 @ 05:25 PM
By: Dr. Hoo

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How about, instead of Tennant, maybe a Time War movie with McGann regenerating into Eccleston at the end? There could be an intro by Tennant or even Matt Smith with visuals of the Doctors past. (Like in the Next Doctor) and maybe a v.o to get the non-fan caught up in some sort of expedient way, but that way it could be produced apart from the series with a completely different cast and crew.

Just a thought, more a pipe dream than anything else I'm sure!


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Posted on: June 01 2009 @ 10:59 PM
By: Chase

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NO. I think the Time War is an awful idea for a story. As a mythic background/backdrop to create a damanged 9th Doctor, yeah but as a story...nope, not for me, thank you. Again it is just IMO so those who think differntly can feel free to do so. But if they do a movie, I would hope it could capture the feel of time travel and not a time war that would have to throw at people Dalek Sek, Davros, the worlds destroyed by this including the Nestene World, and one or two Doctors, the Nightmare Child or whatever the heck that is, and god remembers what else or what else RTD will add to it in the last two specials, which might just be about that. It would be a mess.


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