It's no secret that Peter Jackson is a huge Doctor Who fan. He's previously mentioned an interest in directing an episode, but until now that has only been foreplay due to his hectic schedule.
But, with the release of the final installment of The Hobbit nearly upon us, it looks as if that schedule might just open up. According to Steven Moffat, the director's interest is legit.
I’ve spoken to him face to face, and he would like to do one
“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 Whofandom, 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!’”
There aren't too many Doctor Who fans who would pass up the opportunity to direct an episode, no matter who you are, so I'm fairly optimistic. What do you think?