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Harry Potter director David Yates working on Dr Who movie

Harry Potter series director David Yates is working to develop a feature film version of the TV series Doctor Who.

hollywood Updated: Nov 15, 2011 18:42 IST

Harry Potter series director David Yates is working to develop a feature film version of the TV series Doctor Who.

The 47-year-old filmmaker has collaborated with the BBC to develop a feature film version of its cult sci-fi television series in the hopes of turning it into a big-screen franchise.

“We’re looking at writers now. We’re going to spend two to three years to get it right,” the New York Post quoted Yates as telling Variety magazine.

“It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena.”

The director also said that his ‘Dr Who’ would not stick to the continuity of the TV version.

“The notion of the time-traveling Time Lord is such a strong one, because you can express story and drama in any dimension or time.”

“[Television writers] 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,” he added. (