Peter Jackson-Directed ‘Doctor Who’ Episode ‘Will Probably Happen’

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Although Peter Jackson has been preoccupied with Middle-earth, Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat says it’s still likely the filmmaker will direct an episode of the popular sci-fi series.

“He’s still incredibly busy on The Hobbit,” Moffat tells SFX. “I’ve spoken to him face to face, and he would like to do one. He accepts that there’s no money and that there’s no time, and it would have to be when he’s available – and I don’t think he’s even been available enough to answer our emails of late! I think it will probably happen at some point. I mean, he can do what the hell he likes – he owns New Zealand! I think he’s sincere in his Doctor Who fandom, to say the least. He’s a nice guy, he quite often drops me a line after a show goes out. He’s into it – it’s just ‘Can you make it work?’ I think he would also like us to go and make it in New Zealand! And I’m like ‘Okaaay… I’d rather we just flew you to Cardiff!’”

Jackson’s got one more Hobbit film, The Battle of the Five Armies, which premieres Dec. 17. Meanwhile, the eighth season of Doctor Who debuts all worldwide on Aug. 23.

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  • Statham

    Proof in the pudding that Moffatt is everything wrong with Doctor Who at the moment: Jackson would probably pay for the Who crew to come out to New Zealand, instead Moffatt wants them to film in the same set of quarries in Cardiff.

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  • jabbadonut

    There were two Doctor Who movies I recall. Neither of which were very good. What I’d like to see is a Doctor Who movie, directed by Jackson, that is the origin story of Gallifrey, the Doctor (and Master) and how the Time Lords met their demise. It could be 3 parts, like Lord of the Rings for example. I think he could pull it off. Oh, and those (I mean you, Statham :) ) hating on Stephen Moffat, cannot be true Doctor Who fans. He’s responsible for some of the best of the Doctor, and not to mention what he’s doing with Sherlock.

  • http://sdelmonte.livejournal.com/ Simon DelMonte

    Well, we knew Jackson was a fan from his appearance in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.

    But combining the talents of Moffatt and Jackson seems iffy. They are quite possibly the two most unsubtle creative talents in fandom.