Ben Wheatley is responsible some of the most dark, twisted, genre-bending films in recent memory. Now the director of movies like Kill List, Sightseers, and A Field in England will take on something completely different, the BBC’s long-running sci-fi adventure, Doctor Who.
Screen Daily reports that Wheatley has been tapped to helm the first two episodes in new Time Lord Peter Capaldi’s upcoming reign. This is strange, but pretty awesome news. Wheatley will probably have to tone down his warped aesthetic sense somewhat to jive with Doctor Who’s audience—there’s a fair amount of younger viewers along for the ride—but you know he has some weird, twisted plans in store. I don’t think there’s any need to worry how these two great tastes will taste together, though, there’s plenty of room in the Who cannon deep, dark, and strange.