Peter Jackson to direct Dr Who?

If the rumours are true then this is awesome news. Of course Helen Kelly will probably want to boycott this too:

Kiwi director Peter Jackson says he’ll be there to direct it if an idea to film Dr Who in  New Zealand goes ahead.

Matt Smith, the 11th actor to play the time traveller in the hit BBC series, told the Waikato Times today he would start a campaign to film an episode in New Zealand with Sir Peter Jackson directing.

”I think it would be an absolutely wonderful place to film Doctor Who,” Smith, on the phone from the UK to promote the latest series of the show, said.

”I’m told it’s glorious. I’m told it’s quite similar to England. ”

Let’s get Peter Jackson to direct one and go and make it in New Zealand. I would love to, I will campaign endlessly to come over and film there,” Smith, who has never been to New Zealand, said.

”There’s clearly a great film industry out there. It’s something I would be very interested in it’s just whether we can persuade the producers to fly us all over.”

The idea is not as far fetched as one of the cult sci-fi series’ plots with Jackson telling the Waikato Times today he was keen to help out.

”I’m a huge Dr Who fan, and I think Matt’s fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I’ll be there!”

There is a big difference between New Zealand and England…we don;t have nearly som many whining Poms here.


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  • Alloytoo

    Two of my most favourite things. Doctor and NZ. Now if we can just get a script from Gaiman……

  • Mitch82

    He could sign on to direct Susan Paul infomercials and they’d be a stunning success.

  • Tony

    Helen Kelly should love this opportunity – to be on the screen staring as a Deleck – and no need for makeup.

    • Neil

      Hate to be a grammar nazi – no not really – it’s DALEK….

  • TiggerNZ

    You haven’t been to Devonport for a while Whale .. I reckon the Pom density is higher than your average English small town

  • Anonymouse Coward

    How much will this cost the tax payer?