Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Bond-type franchise

I know Who fans will already be all over this, but it might be of more general interest. Variety, the film industry magazine says:
"Harry Potter" director David Yates is teaming up with the BBC to turn its iconic sci-fi TV series "Doctor Who" into a bigscreen franchise.

That would be more like James Bond than Harry Potter, I would think. In any case, it seems just a straw in the wind at this stage. I think Variety are bigging it up, as they will.

What do you think? Here's my guideline to whether it will be bearable - older actor good, younger actor, bad.

ETA Ah, that's interesting, on this metafilter thread, some people have said that if Doctor Who is in the British folk tradition (and I am thinking Robin Hood, King Arthur, Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and Bond and Potter) then everyone should be able to have a go, and make their own interpretation. I agree with this, though perhaps it is too soon, while the original source is still being written.
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