Rumors of Doctor Who becoming a Hollywood Film

While drinking Bulletproof Coffee and perusing articles online, I came across a great find. According to the story on The Telegraph, the leaked Sony emails have confirmed that the long-running British series, Doctor Who, will be turned into a Hollywood film.

Being a huge Doctor Who fan, I’m not sure how I feel about this. If the film is done poorly, then Sony will be upsetting a lot of Whovians. In the emails it was inferred that the film would not be made immediately, but sometime within the next eight years.

Doctor Who began on the BBC in 1963 with William Hartnell portraying the traveling Time Lord first. The show ended in 1989 and had a failed movie in 1996. The series was rebooted in 2005 with actor Christopher Eccleston as the ninth doctor. The series has continued since then with actors such as David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi portraying the centuries old alien.

I understand that a film would be done in order to keep the franchise alive, which I feel began to slip after Matt Smith left. If there is a film, I wonder which actor will be playing the Doctor, or if it will be whoever is portraying him in the series at the time. I would love to see something like the 50th Anniversary special where they brought back several of the Doctors together to solve a problem that needed all the help it could get.