When Moffat took over from Davies as Doctor Who’s head writer, he was in Hollywood, having been contracted to write three Tintin films for Steven Spielberg. He walked out on Spielberg – what a thing to have on his CV! “I felt really guilty. Far from swaggering out of the building saying, ‘I don’t care about your damn movie’, I felt haunted with guilt because I was the villain. I’m glad they used some of my script in the first film. Steven was lovely about it. He could have sued me.”

Sherlock and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat interviewed

(beware Sherlock spoilers, Americans.)

‘Doctor Who’ Fan Steven Spielberg Handpicked Steven Moffat for ‘Tintin’

"Steven wrote one of my favourite TV shows, which is Doctor Who.
"Peter and I felt whoever did Doctor Who would have a good sensibility for Tintin. And it so happens Steven had read Tintin since he was eight.
"Even when he had to leave the Tintin project to get on with making Dr Who, I got two other Brits — Shaun of the Dead’s Edgar Wright and Attack The Block’s Joe Cornish — to finish the job.
"They’re two great British writers."

via Anglophenia

‘Doctor Who’ Fan Steven Spielberg Handpicked Steven Moffat for ‘Tintin’

"Steven wrote one of my favourite TV shows, which is Doctor Who.

"Peter and I felt whoever did Doctor Who would have a good sensibility for Tintin. And it so happens Steven had read Tintin since he was eight.

"Even when he had to leave the Tintin project to get on with making Dr Who, I got two other Brits — Shaun of the Dead’s Edgar Wright and Attack The Block’s Joe Cornish — to finish the job.

"They’re two great British writers."

via Anglophenia




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