Topic: Johnny Depp to play Dr Who?
It's a fast flying rumour but it's interesting none the less.
Tor.com are claiming that it has been confirmed by studio sources that Depp will star as the iconic time traveler in the movie slated for release in 2012. They won't or can't say which studio is involved and other details seem pretty slim at the moment.
The rumour of an American made movie has been bouncing around since 2008 when Russell T Davies announced that he was leaving the show to head for L.A.
I honestly don't know what to make of this news. A Dr Who movie sounds like a nice idea but I'm not convinced that Depp is right for the role. I don't think he could pull off the British eccentricity required without going over the top and turning it into parody.
What do you guys think?
Who would you like to see in the role?
Me? I think Eddie Izzard would do the role justice.