“Doctor Who” show runner Steven Moffat says a movie version of the hit BBC series is not possible in this day and age. The reason? Funding, and the fact that the series is owned by a public broadcaster and so is taxpayer funded. He tells The Daily Express:
“How do we do it without leaching from the television series, which we’re not allowed to do because Doctor Who is public funded? If it’s going to be a different Doctor, are we going to try and sell two Doctors at the same time? I know there’s been loads of Doctors, but there’s only been one at a time. You don’t have a James Bond on TV and one in the cinema.”
That said, the show has previously been turned into film. Similarly BBC TV shows from the past have been getting big screen adaptations such as the upcoming film reboot of “Dad’s Army”. The comments by Moffat also come after current Doctor Peter Capaldi who recently suggested in an interview that a ‘Who’ movie “would be fun”.