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Timelord of the Rings? Peter Jackson wants to direct Doctor Who

October 5th, 2012 by Marc Comments


Peter Jackson, the man behind a small independant series of movie called Lord of the Rings – you may have heard of them – has expressed interest in directing an episode of everyone’s favourite sci-fi show…

Matt Smith is leading the charge for Doctor Who to be filmed in New Zealand and has put the word out that he would like Sir Peter Jackson to direct an episode. Best known for the Lord of the Rings movies and the upcoming The Hobbit trilogy, Jackson has responded on hearing the plea that he is a huge Doctor Who fan and to simply name the time and place and he’ll be there.

Writer Neil Cross, based in Wellington, would like to write the script which would be deliberately set in New Zealand. And the news has been welcomed by the Doctor Who producers, however such an event wouldn’t take place until a year after the current 50th anniversary celebrations.

Although they have filmed in Spain and New York, the rest of the series was shot in Cardiff. That the show is attracting the likes of Neil Gaiman and Peter Jackson speaks volumes about its popularity and with top secret anniversary plans for next year who knows what’s going to happen?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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