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Peter Jackson to direct Doctor Who in 2015

July 24th, 2014 by Marc Comments

After much hoo – hah, speculation and the sort, it has been officially confirmed that Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson will direct the two part Season 9 finale of Doctor Who in 2015.

Steven Moffat told SFX in the magazine’s new issue:  “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 ‘Okaaay… I’d rather we just flew you to Cardiff!’”

The prospect of Jackson directing an episode has been doing the rounds for a while now, with previous Doctor Matt Smith expressing his enthusiasm for the New Zealand born director to work on the show.  Of course that will now happen but with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.

Its also very interesting that Jackson will be directing the series 9 finale, which Steven Moffat recently teased he had come up with a real whopper of a cliffhanger for that series which fans wont see coming.

Perhaps this is when the Doctor finally finds the lost planet Galifrey?  If so it would be a grand and ambitious episode indeed, and who better to bring it to life than Peter Jackson?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….