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...