Well, Steven Moffat rebutted on Twitter:
Yates made clear that his movie adaptation would not follow on from the current TV series, but would take a completely fresh approach to the material.
"Russell T. Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch," he said.
That's one possibility. The other is that Moffat is out of the loop, because he works on the Doctor Who TV show, and not with BBC Worldwide, who are in charge of the movie. Maybe Moffat's bosses at the Beeb are telling him it will be fine, but meanwhile Yates and his partner Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide's L.A.-based exec VP of programming and production, are asking Jason Statham if he'd be interested in being a Time Lord.
I don't know which is more likely, honestly, but I don't think we're out of the woods yet. Thanks to all you poor, relieved Who-ligans who sent in the tip, only to have me crush your hopes. Sorry.