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Doctor Who: Peter Jackson to direct upcoming episode?

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Peter Jackson has either confirmed that he’ll direct an upcoming episode of Doctor Who, or, like Lucille Bluth, he gets off on being withholding. 

In a video posted on his Facebook page, the Lord of the Rings director is seen relaxing at home with his daughter, Katie, while polishing one of his many Oscar statues. When Katie alerts her father that Steven Moffat is trying to get in touch with him, Jackson says that Moffat is “always” emailing him, a reference to a quote the Doctor Who showrunner gave to U.K. press earlier this month: “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,” he joked, adding, “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.”

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However, Jackson tells his daughter that he never answers Moffat’s emails because they’re unintelligible — the man’s got a busy schedule, after all, between Doctor Who and Sherlock

Suddenly, the Doctor himself appears — “Who?” “Exactly” — with a contract from the BBC for Jackson to sign. While we don’t see Jackson sign the contract, we do see a Dalek threatening to EXTERMINATE Twelve (Peter Capaldi), as well as a bookmarked copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion. Is Jackson just teasing Doctor Who and Tolkien fans both? Or does he intend to, as the four Post-It flags indicate, make even more movies out of just one book? See the full video below.

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