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Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:52 am
by Sandiwich11
Just found this - http://io9.com/5575898/johnny-depp-play ... -who-movie

It sounds like a ridiculous internet rumor. But Tor.Com claims to have confirmed the casting, and a release date of 2012, with "movie studio sources." (They don't say which studio.) And Russell T. Davies may be the writer.

The original source of this rumor is a site called PubArticles, that Tor.Com describes as an "article mill." The PubArticles post has actually been taken down, so it's impossible to evaluate whether there's any truth to it whatsoever. But Tor.Com quotes from the now-deleted PubArticles post.

Russell T. Davies is quoted as saying, "There will be brand new concepts and the film will be just as adventurous, scary and humorous as the television programme. But none of us working the film will forget what makes the character great and interesting and the long-time fans will not be disappointed because yes, the Daleks make an appearance." And the article adds that the Doctor travels throughout history curing illnesses that have been caused by aliens, including the Bubonic Plague.

The unnamed movie studio sources who were able to confirm to Tor.Com that Johnny Depp will be playing the Doctor in 2012 were unable to confirm any of these story elements, so let's hope that part is pure fabrication. Even with the anonymous confirmation, I'd still take even the Depp casting and release date with a major grain of salt, too


I hope that this is just a bad internet rumour, or RTD has finally lost the plot :x Besides, hasn't Depp got like 20 odd films on the go at the moment? Can't see him dropping any of them to film for this for next year :whistle:

I can see him doing a film, and I used to be very behind the idea of seeing one with DT in it. But I think he would have to drop some work over in Cardiff if he plans to get a film out for next year or I fear those projects will suffer.

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:30 am
by Joshua
Deffo sounds like a bad, insulting rumour :scared:

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:01 am
by Sandiwich11
lol, it does doesn't it :lol: Some people are saying that it's been started to get more awareness of the show in America for the S5 finale, but I think it's just a hoax meself.

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:56 pm
by b3rt4
I doubt I'd even watch this... and Johnny Depp? :lol: :lol:

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:39 pm
by theotherslover
I really really hope this is fake. Johnny Depp??? :rofl:

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:04 pm
by Sandiwich11
theotherslover wrote:I really really hope this is fake. Johnny Depp??? :rofl:


He's a popular choice for some to play the Doctor, but I don't see it myself. All his characters are too samey these days, I was bored by him in the latest Alice film :(

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:35 pm
by theotherslover
sandi wrote:
theotherslover wrote:I really really hope this is fake. Johnny Depp??? :rofl:


He's a popular choice for some to play the Doctor, but I don't see it myself. All his characters are too samey these days, I was bored by him in the latest Alice film :(

Yeah, I feel the same way. Even though I am American, I'm not into an American doctor. It's just... :hmm:

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:01 pm
by Sandiwich11
I'd feel the same way about a female Doctor as well, thou it is supposedly possible that he could become a woman in the future. I'm a traditionalist at heart I think :lol:

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:15 pm
by Rodders
Yeah... I don't like the sound of this either... But I'm loyal to the creaters. If they make it work, then I'll most probobly like it. I do believe it to be a hoax though.

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:27 pm
by Bella
Sandi, you know how I feel about this: :cursing: :thumbsdown: :mad: :x

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:30 pm
by Sandiwich11
Bella wrote:Sandi, you know how I feel about this: :cursing: :thumbsdown: :mad: :x


It sucks so bad :( I really don't see Depp playing the Doctor; he'd take the characteristic traits too far and want layers of prosthetics :sneaky:

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:57 pm
by theotherslover
layers of prosthetics
:rofl:

Re: Film Rumour

PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:34 am
by Timus
I hope this isn't true really can't help but feel that he would be playing Jack Sparrow.

I know Moffat said that he wants RTD to write for him and that he's refusing to come back for a bit at least (although he's doing Sarah Jane). Also, I wonder if it's come about from the fact that Matt Smith's costume was allegedly to be a lot more like Jack Sparrow's perhaps?