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?