Kill List's Ben Wheatley is to direct two episodes of Doctor Who. The acclaimed filmmaker will helm the first two instalments of the BBC sci-fi drama's eighth series, Screen Daily reports.
Wheatley will direct the episodes for series eight through December and into the new year for transmission in autumn 2014.
It will see the filmmaker direct Peter Capaldi, the Thick of It star who was confirmed in August to take the role from outgoing Matt Smith.
“I am very excited and honoured to be asked to direct the first two episodes of the new series of Doctor Who. I’ve been a fan since childhood (Tom Baker is my Doctor if you are asking),”
“I’ve been watching the current run of Doctor who with my son and have discovered it all over again. The work that has been done is amazing. I’m really looking forward to working with Peter Capaldi and finding out where Steven Moffat is planning to take the new Doctor.”
Series 34 (8) begins shooting in November and will air in 2014. So Peter Capaldi had hurry up and choose his outfit.