Talking about Harry Potter director David Yates’ proposed Doctor Who movie reboot to Entertainment Weekly, current showrunner Steven Moffat said definitively, “I don’t think he was ever signed to it. [I] never signed him, so he’s not.
“I think he’s [expressed] an interest in doing it and he’s a very fine director, and I think he’d certainly be someone that would be on the list for directing such a project. I’m a big fan of his. But the project as he describes it would not happen.
“That whole proposal was not true,” Moffat added. “I can say that with authority because, as far as the BBC is concerned, I’m the voice of Doctor Who. So if I say it, it’s true.
“The BBC own Doctor Who and, for the moment, I run it for them. So I can assure you definitively that was all nonsense – not the idea of making a film, we’d love to make a film, but the idea of a rebooted continuity, a different Doctor.”
Doctor Who Series 7 is airing late August on BBC One HD and BBC America.