EXCLUSIVE — Russell T Davies: 'Why there will be a Doctor Who film'
RUSSELL T Davies thinks a Doctor Who film will be made, the Post can reveal.
The screenwriter told all in an exclusive interview, revealing how the film would differ from the TV version of the hit show.
He told the Post: "There must be ways and means of doing it — I suspect one day it will happen.
"I think once something is talked about often enough then it starts to happen.
"I think being talked about in the papers could almost bring it into existence. It gives us an idea of whether or not anyone would want to go and see it at the cinema."
Russell plans to bow out as chief writer on the show after filming this year's four specials.
But in October he told the Post he would return to the show if a film version was given the green light.
And he has now hinted at how the film could work if it was made.
He said: "In The Voyage of the Damned Christmas special in 2007 our design department did a brilliant job. But in a film version it would have had huge, vast ballrooms and towering inferno-type sets with everything collapsing.
"I think we'd stick very much to what we've made so far because it is successful. The Sex and the City film kept it very faithful to the core show and it was clever.
"Doctor Who might seem as if it's a film sometimes, but if you actually look at films they're even bigger."
But it seems whatever happens, the show won't be leaving the small screen.
Russell said: "I think the important thing to say is that if it ever happened it wouldn't take the television version off air because that would be terrible and it would also be breaking the BBC's charter."
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