Peter Jackson Doctor Who episode "will probably happen"

News Louisa Mellor
24 Jul 2014 - 07:08

Steven Moffat says Peter Jackson still intends to direct an episode of Doctor Who, just as soon as he finds the time...

To briefly recap for anyone who hasn't followed the undulating waves of this story since we first heard about it last September: Peter Jackson is a big Doctor Who fan. He'd like to direct an episode or two. Steven Moffat and Who's former executive producer Caroline Skinner have said they'd love him to do so. Jackson is very busy making The Hobbit films at the moment. 

That's about the measure of it so far, and the latest addition comes from Moffat himself speaking in this month's ace interview with SFX magazine, on sale now. Moffat announced, "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 [...] he's sincere in his Doctor Who fandom, to say the least."

If Jackson had his way, Moffat continued, the mooted episode (surely at least a two-parter to make a location shoot worthwhile?) would happen in Hobbit country. "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!"

Film it in a shoebox halfway along the A3 for all we care, just please get Jackson behind that camera.


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