Whovians, brace yourselves. Julian Asange of Wikileaks has a mighty gift for you today with leaked emails between Sony executives revealing they plan to make a Doctor Who movie within the next 8 years!
BBC head of drama Danny Cohen has said there is “tremendous interest” in making a Doctor Who film, according to leaked emails that have been published on WikiLeaks.
According to the emails, Doctor Who producers are keen to make a film but feel “hot under the collar” about being pushed to do one soon.
The emails also reveal there is “pressure” from BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the corporation) to make a film.
In an email to Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton president of international production Andrea Wong said: “Just spoke to Danny Cohen re Dr Who.
“He said that while there has been tremendous interest (and pressure from BBCWW [BBC Worldwide]) to do a Dr Who film, the show runners feel very clear that they don’t want to do one at this moment.
“That said, over the course of the coming months, the show running team is coming up with an 8 year timeline for the brand – laying out all that will happen with it. He says that a film will certainly be a part of that timeline.”
After Lynton replied asking whether he “should meet with the showrunner”, Wong said there were no plans to make a Doctor Who movie in the next eighteen months.
Internal emails between Sony executives were leaked online last year by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace.
The emails have now been publushed on WikiLeaks and founder Julian Assange said that the database includes more than 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment and a subsidiary company, as well as 30,000 other documents.