Johnny Depp to Star in ‘Doctor Who’ Movie?

Johnny Depp might have to brush up on the basics of time and space travel. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has reportedly been tapped to play The Doctor in a big-screen adaptation of the long-running British sci-fi series Doctor Who.

According to sources, the movie is being written by former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies, and is slated for release in 2012. Davies and series producer Julie Gardner left the BBC show in 2008 for Los Angeles, and Davies has since revealed that one of the reasons for the relocation was the possibility of bringing Doctor Who to the big screen:

“Bringing the Who franchise to the theaters is a regeneration for the character beyond the usual one. A theatrical release has a greater range and can reach millions of more people than just the fans. 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 [extraterrestrial] Daleks make an appearance.”

If Depp is really making an appearance as well, they just might have a hit on their hands.

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