And supposedly RTD is behind it all. Please don't let there be magic potions in it...erm..I mean, -Yay...? A Doctor Who movie..well it's been done before, I guess. Could be awesome!
In the article, titled, "Johnny Depp Starring in Big Screen Doctor Who Adaptation?" Chris Greenland from Tor.com quips:
"To steal a phrase from the Tenth Doctor...
"Sources are reporting that a big screen version of Doctor Who, written by former showrunner Russell T. Davies, is slated for release in 2012. Those same sources are also reporting that Johnny Depp has been confirmed in the iconic role of The Doctor."
Quoting from 'PubArticles' he includes "that the reason (Russell T. Davies)he moved on from the show was due to the opportunity to transform the Doctor to the big screen. 'Bringing the Who franchise to the theaters is a regeneration for the character beyond the usual one.' "
And apparently Johnny Depp has been confirmed as being cast as the Doctor in a 2012 film.
Is this a Good or a Bad thing? Honestly, I can't tell. Mr. Davies was so good at characterisations, and so, well, not so good in other writing areas, shall we say? I'm boggled by this news. And the possible storyline revealed in the article sounds a bit bizarre, so I'm hoping it's a red herring by Mr. Davies. So with fingers crossed let's hope it's a Good Thing and that it happens before the Mayan Apocalypse in 2012...
But I digress. Mr. Greenland has some interesting opinions on the subject. Peruse the complete article here.
Let the debate begin!