Peter Jackson Says Discussions For Him To Direct An Episode Of DOCTOR WHO Are Getting Serious


peter jacksonFor about a year now there have been rumors and whispers that Peter Jackson will direct an episode of Doctor Who. Jackson has said on numerous occasions that he would love to helm an episode and would do it for no charge other than getting one of those shiny gold Daleks. Showrunner Steven Moffat has danced around the possibility, but Jackson is still gunning for the job.

While talking with journalists while promoting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Jackson reignited fan hope by saying that discussions to get him involved with the series are “actually kind of serious. I would be very happy to. I’d love to try my hand at television, because I’ve never had the discipline of having to shoot for those impossibly tiny schedules. I think I could do it okay now.” While discussions may be getting serious, Jackson isn’t. The director joked about the episode he’d like to do:

I did suggest that they did a New Zealand story – something to do with the [rugby union] All Blacks versus the Daleks. There’s a good story in there, although obviously the All Blacks would have to win!

Jackson has said he’d love to do his episode in New Zealand, where he does pretty much everything else he films, so that may or may not be a deciding factor on whether he does it or not. Then again he is a gigantic fan, so if they offer him the job I think he’d accept no matter where it films. The director is a Sylvester McCoy fan (one of the reasons he hired him for Radagast) and even owns the Seventh Doctor’s costume. Jackson directing an episode for Peter Capaldi would be pretty magical. With the director’s penchant for turning one story into three or four, there’s no telling how many he could end up directing. Do you hope we get a Peter Jackson episode of Doctor Who before long?

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Source : Digital Spy