Planet Gallifrey: 'I'd love to star in a Doctor Who film', says Matt Smith

Sunday, October 17

'I'd love to star in a Doctor Who film', says Matt Smith

The BBC is rumoured to be considering making a big-budget film version of the smash hit television show, although reports suggest that funding problems could scupper the project.

Smith, who was a little-known actor when he replaced David Tennant as the timelord earlier this year, believes Doctor Who has the potential to make a successful transition from small to big screen.
And he told the Daily Star Sunday the carrot of the title role in a film could be a major factor in his decision about how long he remains as the Doctor.


'I'd definitely be up for staying on if they did a film - hell yeah. I would be thrilled if there could be a movie version. I want them to do it,' he said.

'There is something brilliantly televisual about Doctor Who, but I think it could definitely work as a film.'
Two movies based on the television series were made during the 1960s, with Peter Cushing taking on the title role to battle the Daleks.

8 comments:

Andy said...

Bullsh**********************t!

The Daily Star!?

Anonymous said...

The problem with doing a film would be that it could spell the end of the TV series, especially if it flopped. That said, if they're going to do a movie I don't want any of that reinvention or Cushing-style loose adaptation rubbish. It should be part of the ongoing series continuity and feature the Eleventh or Twelfth or Fnarg Doctor.

Anonymous said...

Very few people in the States would pay money to see a Doctor Who film. Certainly not enough to cover the budget of a film that one would require. BBC America can barely get a million people to watch the show as it is. Just saying, not hating, mind you.

Anonymous said...

I would go and see this movie so many times and buy it when it came out - as would many, many fans

Anonymous said...

Could possibly be an idea for a 50th anniversary thing but for that even a multi Doctor TV movie as per 5 Doctors would be good also. Maybe just the new guys mainly with small cameos from "time affected" older looking old Docs?

Anonymous said...

Making a film would not, necessarily, be the kiss of death for the TV series. Witness: The Simpsons. A film: YEAH! And Star Trek remains popular TV fare, even just in syndication.

Hurtadoyjtw said...

Could possibly be an idea for a 50th anniversary thing but for that even a multi Doctor TV movie as per 5 Doctors would be good also. Maybe just the new guys mainly with small cameos from "time affected" older looking old Docs?

Kenny said...

Could possibly be an idea for a 50th anniversary thing but for that even a multi Doctor TV movie as per 5 Doctors would be good also. Maybe just the new guys mainly with small cameos from "time affected" older looking old Docs?