Steven Moffat: 'Doctor Movie Will Happen Some Day'
Writer says a big screen outing would be 'incredibly exciting'...
Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat appears to have backtracked on the idea of a big screen outing for the Time Lord.
Back in July, Moffat called the idea of a movie reboot as "some weird fantasy".
But in an interview with Vulture magazine, he said of a silver screen version: "I think it would be incredibly exciting to see that Tardis fly on the big screen.
"It would just be, 'How do we arrange it, and how do we make sure we have control?'"
Explaining his concerns over a film of the cult sci-fi hit, Moffat said: "No offence, but you suddenly take American money and they expect to tell you what to do and all that.
"I wouldn't be happy with that. But it will happen some day, I'm reasonably confident."
The writer's dismissal of a rebooted film version of the show earlier this year followed claims by Harry Potter director David Yates that it was already in the pipeline.
At the time, Moffat said if a film were made it would not be a "rebooted continuity", saying: "All of that would be insane."
Yesterday it was revealed that Royal Mail would release a set of commemorative stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of the long-running show.