Steven Moffat says Peter Jackson will probably direct Doctor Who episode
Peter Jackson is a big Doctor Who fan, and has talked a few times about possibly directing an episode of the BBC series. Jackson has been a little busy with his THE HOBBIT trilogy, however showrunner Steven Moffat recently told SFX Jackson will probably direct an episode of Doctor Who after he finishes work on THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES.
He’s still incredibly busy on The Hobbit. 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!”
So at some point, Peter Jackson will more than likely be behind the camera for an episode of the sci-fi series. Whovians: what are your thoughts on Jackson helming an episode of Doctor Who?
Series 8 of Doctor Who starring Peter Capaldi as the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor will debut on BBC One on August 23, 2014, and Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES will be in theaters on December 17, 2014.