In his latest interview for SFX Magazine ‘Doctor Who’ show runner Steven Moffat revealed that Peter Jackson will most likely direct an episode of ‘Doctor Who’ at some point in the future.
This follows up a story that started last year when Jackson revealed that he’d love to helm an episode of ‘Doctor Who’.
While speaking to the Magazine Moffat said that Jackson’s commitments with the ‘Hobbit’ prequel trilogy had delayed his involvement with Doctor Who, but he is still in line to direct when a gap in his schedule opens up.
“He’s still incredibly busy on The Hobbit,” Moffat said. “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!”
He continued: “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 ‘OK… I’d rather we just flew you to Cardiff!’”
In December of last year Peter Jackson told various media outlets that his hopes to direct ‘Doctor Who’ were very serious.
Lets hope that this can happen in the years to come. It be cool to see what Peter Jackson would do with a ‘Doctor Who’ story. Heck it be fantastic if he could direct an episode written by Neil Gaiman, but were not sure what the chances of that happening are. It would be fun to see though.
Written By: Ian Cullen