Steven Moffat reflects on not getting Peter Jackson to direct ‘Doctor Who’

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Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has commented on the attempts to get The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson to film an episode.

Moffat had previously revealed: “I’ve spoken to [Peter Jackson] 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… I think it will probably happen at some point.”

In a hilarious video uploaded to Peter Jackson’s Facebook profile in 2015, Peter Capaldi appeared in character as the Doctor in Jackson’s kitchen, with a very important letter to deliver.

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Executive producer Brian Minchin gave this update in March 2016: “Peter Jackson should … come talk to us to direct an episode soon.”

With his final season now airing and only this year’s Christmas special left to be filmed before Chris Chibnall takes over as new Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat has reflected on not being able to fulfil Peter Jackson’s wish.

He admitted to Empire in the movie magazine’s new issue: “How much of Peter Jackson’s trademark brilliance would still be visible in a show like Doctor Who where, frankly, the showrunner will often recut it all?”

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