It sounded too good to be true, and despite "confirmations" to websites, it turns out that it is: Johnny Depp will not be playing the lead in a big screen movie version of Doctor Who, after all.
The denial of the rumor that Tor.com "confirmed" earlier this week comes from none other than Russell T Davies, the man who was apparently writing the movie in said rumors, who told Britain's SFX Magazine,
Someone sits in New Zealand [and t]ypes out a rumor, and I spend the next three days dealing with that rumor!
New Zealand? Peter Jackson is spreading these rumors?!?