Will Peter Jackson direct an episode of Doctor Who? In a video shot at his home in New Zealand, Jackson and his daughter Katie converse about Steven Moffatt’s efforts to sign him for the series.
The byplay is described in the Guardian, including the punchline.
Later in the video, the Timelord himself, Peter Capaldi, appears at the door in full costume, with a sealed envelope containing a contract from Moffat and the BBC. The Doctor Who actor has just visited New Zealand as part of a series of fan events.
“I’m the Doctor,” Capaldi says in the video. “Who?” asks Jackson. “Correct,” says Capaldi, in a nod to the perennial schoolyard joke, before being chased out of the room by a Dalek.
The video puts one further tease on the table – literally – in the shape of a bashed-up copy of JRR Tolkien’s book, The Silmarillion, complete with pink Post-it notes.
Fans have long hoped that Jackson might win over the Tolkien estate for the rights to direct a film adaptation of the book
If there are fans who hope for that, they aren’t commenters at File 770, based on what I’ve been reading here…
Is that a copy of The Silmarillion?! Looks like Peter Jackson has used the TARDIS to acquire the film rights. pic.twitter.com/8gPmbItfSP
— The Tolkien Society (@TolkienSociety) November 30, 2015