Dr Who movie set for big screen?
Story by Jack Foley
A MOVIE version of Doctor Who is currently being developed, according to the BBC.
A report on Empire Online, the plans for the big screen venture are contained within a BBC story on their CBBC spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, which is to feature an appearance from David Tennant’s Doctor.
The actor will soon be replaced in the iconic role by newcomer Matt Smith – but has not completely ended his involvement with the franchise.
The BBC story reveals that a script is “in development” for a possible Dr Who movie, which may well see Tennant reprising his role yet again.
If so, the big screen adventure would mark the good doctor’s first cinematic outing since Peter Cushing’s Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 AD in 1966.
The Sarah Jane Adventures
Talking a little bit more about the third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, Russell T Davies, the show’s executive producer, promised that it will feature monsters who want to infect earth as well as a “living painting”.
But the main revelation was that Tennant will appear in two episodes of the new 12-part series, which begins to air in September.
“Viewers thought they may have to wait until November for the next full episode of Doctor Who, but this is an extra special treat,” he told the BBC. “And it’s not just a cameo from David. This is a full-on appearance for the Doctor as he and Sarah Jane face their biggest threat ever.”
The Sarah Jane Adventures follows the adventures of investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, a former Doctor’s companion, played by actress Elisabeth Sladen, who also played the character in Doctor Who opposite Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker between 1973 and 1976.