Doctor Who: Peter Jackson wants to direct an episode

News Louisa Mellor 20 Sep 2012 - 08:12

The Kiwi filmmaker is a huge Doctor Who fan, thinks Matt Smith is fantastic, and would jump at the chance to direct an episode…

This may not qualify as news per se, but the notion tickled us enough to pass on. Peter Jackson, the man currently busy turning Tolkien’s The Hobbit into a film trilogy, has come out as a “…huge Doctor Who fan”, and when asked if he’d consider directing an episode answered “Just name a time and place, and I’ll be there!”

Jackson was speaking to the New Zealand-based Waikato Times, who’d just finished chatting to Matt Smith about how much he’d like to shoot an episode of Who in New Zealand, preferably under Jackson’s watchful eye.

No plans are afoot as yet to bring The Lord Of The Rings director on board with Who, but it’s fun to imagine nevertheless what such a collaboration may look like. Would it be just the one episode, for instance, two, or perhaps a three-parter?

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