The Hobbit director Peter Jackson has revealed that he still wants to direct an episode of Doctor Who.
Jackson, who has directed The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings,originally expressed his interest in shooting an episode of the show last year. This came after Matt Smith remarked that he wanted to shoot an instalment of the show in New Zealand.
Jackson, noted, “I’m a huge Doctor Who fan, and I think Matt’s fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I’ll be there!”
The Oscar-winning director has a relationship with Doctor Who’s showrunner, Steven Moffat, as the pair both worked on The Adventures Of Tintin together in 2011.
Jackson told Entertainment Weekly, “They don’t even have to pay me. But I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-coloured Daleks. They have a spare one (hint,hint)”
Entertainment Weekly then asked Moffat whether they would hire Jackson to direct an episode, to which he responded, “You’d never get any information like that out of me! We’re theoretically on board for anything provided we’ve got a great story.”
Jackson has long made his admiration for the show known, and an image of the director surrounded by Doctor Who memorabilia, which includes a Dalek, Cyberman, Seventh Doctor umbrella, and Fourth Doctor scarf, has also been spread across the internet.
He even hired Doctor Who’s seventh incarnation, Sylvester McCoy, to play a role in The Hobbit.
Jackson wouldn’t be the first Hollywood filmmaker to help out on the show. Richard Curtis, J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, and Douglas Adams have each contributed material to the sci-fi classic.
Doctor Who is set to return next month, and this series marks the 50th anniversary for the show. Warwick Davis, Dame Diana Rigg, and Alex Kingston are set to guest star in the show.
Do you think that Peter Jackson would fit Doctor Who?