DOCTOR WHO Feature With David Tennant?

The tenth Doctor is in negotiations for a fifth season and a new cinematic treatment.
Doctor Who star David Tennant has agreed to a full fifth season of the hit U.K. TV series if a clause for a feature film version is included in the new deal, JON SWAINE of the British Daily Telegraph reported this week.

"For ages, BBC Worldwide held the rights and were planning to make a movie, but it got held up, and former BBC1 boss Lorraine Heggessey decided to bring back the TV series in 2005" a BBC source said. "But everyone is keen now and the fans are clamoring. Part of David's conundrum is that he wants to do films, so this looks like it would solve both issues."

Tennant, now starring as Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company, currently is contracted for only five more episodes of Who.

This would be the third big screen foray for the Doctor. Peter Cushing took the lead role in 1965, and Paul McGann played the Time Lord in 1996.

Last month, incoming showrunner Steven Moffat, said, "It would be good to see it in the cinema so long as it's fantastic."

The fifth season of Doctor Who is scheduled to air on the BBC in 2010.



[Thanks to Sci Fi Wire.]
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PAnthony
9/12/2008
Daily Telegraph (UK)

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