Yates “definitely” doing movie in “five or six years”
David Yates has revealed that he will “definitely” be directing a feature length Doctor Who movie, but said that it’ll be “five or six years” before work begins on it.
It was announced back in November of last year that Yates had signed up to helm a film based on the series, however there has since been a lot of confusion about when and even if it will ever be made. Speaking to Bleeding Cool, Yates confirmed it’s going ahead, and said he’s “very passionate” about taking the Time Lord to the big screen.
“Yes, I’m definitely doing a Doctor Who movie,” he explained. “I think where everyone got confused was that we’re not making it for five years, or six years. It is a very slow development. Steven Moffat is a genius. I love his work. I think he is incredibly clever.”
The director added that he hopes to sit down with the showrunner soon to discuss plans. He said: “It’s something that we’ve been talking about for a little while. It’s a very slow burn. It’s weird. What will the series be like in five, six years? I’m very excited about it.”
Initial rumours that the film would be a “reboot” were quickly denied by Steven Moffat.