Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who after finishing The Hobbit

Having long been a fan of the show, director Peter Jackson has previously mentioned an interest in directing an episode of Doctor Who , only for his incredibly busy schedule to get in the way.

However, that schedule might be about to open up a little once work is completed on The Hobbit , and according to Steven Moffat, the director’s interest is real.

“I’ve spoken to him face to face, and he would like to do one,” says Moffat. “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. 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!’”

Sounds pretty promising to us. We’ll be hoping to see Jackson enter the Tardis just as soon as he’s done with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies , which opens in the UK on 12 December 2014.

George Wales

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