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Published on March 18th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Spielberg Invited to Direct

Steven SpielbergDoctor Who Executive Producer and lead writer Steven Moffat has “invited” Oscar winning director Steven Spielberg to direct an episode of the series!

Speaking to the TV Times listings magazine, Moffat – whose first episode in charge of Doctor Who airs Easter Weekend – discussed the moment when Spielberg called him at home to accept his resignation from the Tintin movie, for which he had already completed an initial script. Expected to be released in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn stars Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Nick Frost, Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig and uses a motion capture 3D technique.

Steven Moffat- invites Steven Spielberg to direct Doctor Who!In response to a question as to whether or not Spielberg might like to direct Doctor Who, Moffat replied:

“Oh yes. If Steven Spielberg wants to come and direct an episode, he’s very welcome”, he laughed. “He’d probably be horrified by our budget and we’re a bit brutal to our directors at times, but the offer’s there…”

Imagine that – the director of Jaws, ET, Schindler’s List and countless other amazing films directing Doctor Who!

Of course, it’ll never happen… will it?



About the Author


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

4 Responses to Spielberg Invited to Direct

  1. avatar jonathanbaldwin says:

    Avatar? I thought that was James Cameron?

  2. avatar superjohn says:

    Spielberg directed Avatar, did he? You sure? ;-)

  3. avatar Christian Cawley says:

    How utterly embarrassing…

    This, of course, is the reason why you shouldn’t write news items at 6.30am without re-reading them several times.

    Obviously I’ve fixed this totally inept reference, with a mention of Schindler’s List.

    In the meantime, thank you superjohn and jonathanbaldwin!

  4. avatar krumstets says:

    Speilberg directing a christmas special starring Madonna.
    Place your bets NOW…..

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