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Peter Jackson Wants to Direct An Episode of “Doctor Who”

Potential Shoot in New Zealand

Sep 21, 2012 Doctor Who
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Director Peter Jackson clearly has a lot on his plate these days, what with completing another Middle-Earth related trilogy, but it’s certainly not stopping the Academy Award-winning filmmaker from offering his services in the name of Doctor Who. NME reports that Jackson has made an offer to direct an episode of the popular sci-fi series after star Matt Smith starting lobbying New Zealand as a place to shoot. In a recent interview with the Waikato Times Jackson said, “I’m a huge Doctor Who fan, and I think Matt’s fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I’ll be there!’”

Smith and Jackson had previously met each other at San Diego’s Comic-Con festival this past July. Smith said, “[It] was very exciting to meet someone of his credence and calibre, a wonderful film-maker, and he mentioned that he enjoyed the show, so I was absolutely thrilled to hear that.’‘

As evidence of Jackson’s personal fandom, he hired the seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy for a role in The Hobbit, and he even owns McCoy’s costume from the show.



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