With Peter Jackson having already declared his intention to direct an episode of the BBC’s flagship sci-fi creation and all round tremendous television show Doctor Who, it’s no surprise to hear other filmmaking luminaries are now making their own cases heard to helm their own edition of the series too.
Step forward please, Rian Johnson. With his new film Looper having already been rightly lauded for being simply sensational, the American writer and director responded to a question over which television series he would most like to direct by stating: “What I’d really kill to try, although it would be terrifying because I’m such a big fan of it? Doctor Who.”
So, it seems like the Lord of the Rings director has started something of a trend with his outburst. And with Spielberg, Lucas, and a hoard of other cinematic legends already declaring their love for the TARDIS, the possibilities for the future of the show seem endless, especially when you consider it’s the show’s 50th anniversary this year.
When asked about looking at reviews for his new movie, Johnson replied, “I’m trying to not look at them as much. It’s impossible at the start, but I’m trying to get to a point where I can just feel OK about people enjoying the movie and not read every review. I don’t think it’s too healthy.”
Johnson isn’t adverse to directing episodes of television though, having been behind one of this season’s Breaking Bad‘s output. It’s exciting to think what he might do though.