Peter Jackson Met With Steven Moffat to Discuss Doctor Who

It looks as though Peter Jackson’s plea to direct an episode of Doctor Who has not gone unnoticed—according to three former Doctors themselves (Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann; that’s Six, Seven, and Eight respectively), Mr. Jackson has already met with Steven Moffat to discuss the possibility of fulfilling his greatest super-fan wish.

Of course, while the Doctors were quick to talk about who they would like to play if Jackson did get his shot (Villains, maybe! People in fuzzy suits!), the real question is whether or not that means Doctor Who would be shot in New Zealand for that special episode. It makes the most sense in the long-run to allow Jackson to film in locations that he knows better than anyone, and New Zealand has the beauty and scope to lend itself to any number of incredible locations the Whoniverse could come up with.

It was pointed out that Wellington-based Neil Cross might be the right person to peg for the script if the event comes to it, but I’d think it more likely that Moffat would want to write that script himself, knowing who was going to be behind the camera. This would mark their second working relationship, since Jackson was a producer on the Moffat-penned Tintin movie.

This could be a big step for Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith as well. After having worked with Jackson, that could open up big Hollywood doors for the youngest Doctor yet, which is excellent for whenever he plans to step down from the role.

But the only real question is… will Jackson really get that Dalek he wanted as payment?


Emily Asher-Perrin hopes they film part of Jackson’s episode in Hobbiton, then. You can bug her on Twitter and read more of her work here and elsewhere.

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