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"Doctor Who" Gets Cinema Run & Peter Jackson?

By Garth Franklin Friday July 25th 2014 08:14PM
"Doctor Who" Gets Cinema Run & Peter Jackson?

"Kill List" and "Sightseers" director Ben Wheatley's feature-length episode of "Doctor Who" is getting a worldwide theatrical run that will follow the same formula they used with last year's 50th anniversary episode.

The BBC has announced that the upcoming "Deep Breath," the 75-minute season premiere that introduces Peter Capaldi's new take on The Doctor, will score a worldwide day-and-date theatrical release on the same day as its TV premiere - August 23rd.

The episode sees the still recovering Doctor and Clara arriving in Victorian London where they seek refuge with Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax. As Clara deals with the fact The Doctor may not be the man she knew any longer, a dinosaur loose on the streets of London hints at a dark secret that lies beneath the city. Something has been slowly rebuilding itself, something not human, and the only way to escape its clutches is to answer one simple question - how long can you hold your breath?

Meanwhile, show runner Steven Moffat has confirmed to SFX that he's discussed the possibility of "The Hobbit" filmmaker Peter Jackson coming onboard the show to direct an episode. However, it's all about finding time in the director's schedule.

Jackson is a well-known and die-hard Doctor Who fan and has apparently told Moffat that he wants to do a Dalek episode. Moffat says: "I think it will happen at some point. He's still incredibly busy on The Hobbit. I've spoken to him face to face, and he would like to do one. I mean, he can do what the hell he likes - he owns New Zealand."


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