It would appear that British director, Ben Wheatly will be directing an episode of the upcoming 8th series of Doctor Who.
Empire magazine retweeted earlier today:
“Exterminate List… Just overheard in the office: Ben Wheatley to direct upcoming episode of Dr. Who.”
Wheatly is best known for his critically-acclaimed films ‘Down Terrace,’ ‘Kill List,’ ‘Sightseers,’ and this year’s ‘A Field in England.’ He has been a Whovian for years and said in an interview with Uncut that he found the era of Tom Baker to be particularly creepy:
“All the Doctor Who stuff is really scary around that period. I’ve been re-watching a lot of the Tom Baker stuff with my son, and it’s so spooky. They’re actually shooting on location in nuclear power stations, running around inside these reactors… I’m ready to be proved wrong by legions of Whovians, but it certainly looks like it to me, it looks dangerous wherever they are. I was watching Genesis Of The Daleks this morning. It’s so moody!”
Could his episode possibly include the Daleks? We’ll have to wait and see!