AceShowbiz - Peter Jackson will apparently direct "Doctor Who". He got a visit from the Time Lord in a hilarious Facebook video. "I'm the Doctor," Peter Capaldi introduced himself. "Who?" the filmmaker looked confused as he asked, to which the Doctor replied without missing a beat, "Correct."
The "Hobbits" director did express his interest in helming an episode of the British sci-fi series in the past but his tight schedule and his residency in New Zealand supposedly stood in the way. Now that his movie franchise is completed, it seems the collaboration is finally coming together.
"He's a genuine big old 'Doctor Who' fan. He's mentioned [directing an episode], and then we email him and he doesn't reply," the series' creator Steven Moffat previously said. "I'm not quite sure what a movie director who can do anything he likes gets out of our budget and our schedule, because the skillset required is pretending you're Peter Jackson, without a budget."
Moffat also joked, "I think his plan is we all go to New Zealand and spend six months making it and our plan is he comes to Cardiff and makes it in 12 days."
Moffat's statement was addressed in the FB video as Jackson chatted with his daughter while polishing his Oscar statuettes. He explained why he didn't answer the email but when the Doctor himself showed up with a contract to sign, the director didn't have much of a choice but to accept it. It will be his first small-screen project since the 1995 TV film "Forgotten Silver".
In addition to teasing his involvement on "Doctor Who", Peter Jackson also seemed to offer another Easter egg that caused J.R.R. Tolkien fans spinning. A bookmarked hard copy of Tolkien's book called "Silmarillion" was spotted on the table in front of him. Could that be his next big-screen project?