Geeks everywhere might have to sit down for this. Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) has confirmed that he is in â€œactually kind of seriousâ€ talks to direct an episode of Doctor Who.
Jackson made a brief appearance in fifth doctor Peter Davisonâ€™s short, “The Five(ish) Doctors” last month in honor of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Now it seems (and we hope) he is taking his fandom to the next level.
Continue reading to see what he had to say.
â€œI would be very happy to [direct an episode]. Iâ€™d love to try my hand at television, because Iâ€™ve never had the discipline of having to shoot for those impossibly tiny schedules. I think I could do it okay now.â€
A New Zealand native, Jackson also mentioned he even hopes to film in his home country.
“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!”
And if heâ€™s going to do it, we humbly suggest a Neil Gaiman/Peter Jackson collaboration.
Sound off, geeks: what are your thoughts on this development?