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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.