Thursday, December 1, 2011

David Yates Shrugs Off DOCTOR WHO Film Pressure

David Yates is ready to direct a Doctor Who feature film, whether you like it...or not.

Speaking to MTV News at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2011 Britannia Awards, the Harry Potter director confirmed that a writer for the film adaptation of the world's longest-running science-fiction series is currently being sought.  "I can't really talk about that because its such a long way away," Yates said.  "We're principally looking for a writer, and we'll start with that.  Everything has to start with a great script, so that's more important than [casting]."

Since Yates' attempt to finally bring Doctor Who to the big screen was announced last month, there has been a considerable amount of criticism from some Whovians unimpressed by his previous work.  Asked if he feels pressure from fans, Yates responded, "I've lived with pressure for so long.  What's pressure?  I don't know anymore!  It's fine, it's good.  It's such a wonderful character and such a wonderful world.  It's exciting."

After directing the last four Harry Potter films, Yates certainly knows a thing or two about fan pressure.  At the moment though, he's enjoying his break between film projects and figuring out his game plan for Doctor Who.  "It's a long journey and we're going to take our time with it," said Yates.  "Right now I'm looking forward to a vacation, frankly."

If you're interested in seeing the full interview with David Yates, you can view it here...

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