Yates: “I’m definitely doing Doctor Who movie”

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Despite Steven Moffat repeatedly denying it, director David Yates is insisting that his Doctor Who movie will go ahead.

“Yes, I’m definitely doing a Doctor Who movie,” Yates told Bleeding Cool. “But I think where everyone got confused was that we’re not making it for five years, or six years – it’s a very slow development. I’ve got projects backed up between now and about 2015, and it’s something I’m very passionate and excited about.

“Steven’s a genius. I love his work, I think he’s incredibly clever. I love what he’s done with Doctor Who, love his Sherlock Holmes. He’s such a gifted man. But this is something that’s a very slow burn and I’m hoping to sit down with him at some point and have a chat. It’s just something that we’ve been talking about for a little while.”

Last year, Yates stated that the movie will reboot Doctor Who and not be a continuation of the TV series. However, this time he remained non-committal.

“That’s all to be discussed,” he said. “Because it’s five or six years from now. It’s weird because … what will the series be like in five or six years? But I’m very excited about it, very excited about that world.”