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Steven Moffat says Peter Jackson will probably direct Doctor Who episode

Jul. 25, 2014by: Jesse Giroux
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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.

Source: SFX

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1:32PM on 07/25/2014
Film it in New Zealand? Sure, that'll only take up the entire DW budget for the next couple of series.

Film it in Cardiff - and make sure it's a script worthy of Jackson's time. None of this Moffat or Gatiss horseshit they've been belching out for the past few years.
Film it in New Zealand? Sure, that'll only take up the entire DW budget for the next couple of series.

Film it in Cardiff - and make sure it's a script worthy of Jackson's time. None of this Moffat or Gatiss horseshit they've been belching out for the past few years.
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12:26PM on 07/25/2014

They should definitely let him shoot in New Zealand

I think that's the only way he can make time for it and it will look spectacular. They should just write a couple of episodes to shoot over there anyway, make use of the beautiful and diverse landscape(trust me I've been there it's amazing! they have everything from tropical rainforests to glaciers)) and shoot lots of stock footage for greenscreen backgrounds etc.
I think that's the only way he can make time for it and it will look spectacular. They should just write a couple of episodes to shoot over there anyway, make use of the beautiful and diverse landscape(trust me I've been there it's amazing! they have everything from tropical rainforests to glaciers)) and shoot lots of stock footage for greenscreen backgrounds etc.
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10:33AM on 07/25/2014

Shoot it in New Zealand

If Jackson has his whole Weta set and crew ready to make it, let him give us a spectacle. Makes sense, maybe it would lower the costs of production. Fly out the main players, let the magic happen lol
If Jackson has his whole Weta set and crew ready to make it, let him give us a spectacle. Makes sense, maybe it would lower the costs of production. Fly out the main players, let the magic happen lol
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10:19AM on 07/25/2014
For a second, I thought it said 'Doctor Strange' instead of 'Doctor Who'.
For a second, I thought it said 'Doctor Strange' instead of 'Doctor Who'.
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