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Peter Jackson To Direct Doctor Who Down Under?

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12/10/2013 5:36 pm
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Peter Jackson To Direct Doctor Who Down Under?
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Stephanie Coats

Lead Events Editor

Whovians, maybe it’s about time that our beloved Doctor Who got The Lord of the Rings treatment. Director Peter Jackson is reportedly in “serious” talks to direct an episode of the beloved and wildly popular British show. "I would be very happy to," Jackson said on Digital Spy. "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." The Oscar-winner is a die-hard fan of the show and hopes to bring it to his native New Zealand for an episode. This would certainly work for Doctor Who executive producer Caroline Skinner, who said previously, "Of course at some point we'd love to bring Doctor Who down under.” She then quickly added that this wouldn’t be possible until at least a year after the 50th anniversary episode because the majority of series seven has already been filmed. About Jackson, Skinner specifically said, "I'm absolutely sure that we couldn't afford him but, you know, we can always negotiate. His enthusiasm is just fantastic of course." It sounds like The Hobbit director is more than willing to negotiate. Screen Rant reports that Jackson even told showrunner Steven Moffat that he’d do it for free! Plus, Jackson has a story idea in mind. "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!" he joked. While we wait to hear if these serious talks turn into a seriously awesome reality, Jackson will be busy with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which premieres this Friday, December 13.


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