Peter Jackson wants to direct Doctor Who!
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It would be an epic crossover, but the only question is, should it be set to Howard Shore's Fellowship Theme or Murray Gold's I Am The Doctor...?
It’s not enough to have faced praise and wrath alike from fanboys for his brilliant cinematic vision of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, nor to have fallen through fire (okay, actually lawyers, but not too different) to gain the rights to film The Hobbit, only to incur further praise and wrath for splitting the movie into three separate movies (granted, he’s adding information found in the Lord of the Rings appendices, as well as other Tolkien sources). And now, as he’s busy promoting the upcoming première of the first chapter of The Hobbit, it comes out that Peter Jackson is really hip to the idea of directing an episode of Doctor Who. The reveal came about from an offhanded quote from current Time Lord Matt Smith, who told the Waikato Times:
”I think [New Zealand] would be an absolutely wonderful place to film Doctor Who...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. 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.”
That might have been the end of such a conversation, except for the fact that Peter Jackson is reportedly a huge Whovian. He even owns the costume worn by the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, who just so happens to be portraying the Brown Wizard Radagast in Jackson’s The Hobbit. So what did Jackson have to say about such a proposition?
”I’m a huge Doctor Who fan, and I think Matt’s fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I’ll be there!”
As a big fan of Doctor Who and Peter Jackson, I beg the universe to allow the planets to align so that happens. Jackson has a unique vision, and I think with some of the darker scripts that Who attracts these days, it would be absolutely amazing. Now, is it too much to hope that – with word that Neil Gaiman is interested in writing another episode – that this could be true serendipity? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. For now, I’ll leave you with the latest trailer for The Hobbit, which features McCoy in a brief but entertaining moment.
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