Has silly season started early? Last week we heard that Matt Smith was keen on filming Doctor Who in New Zealand. Then came the amazing news that Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson had an eye on helming an episode of the show.
It’s a bit of a dream, and since then, things have got even weirder, with Caro Skinner telling Waikato Times this week that she would love Jackson to work on a future episode .
It is beyond wonderful that Peter is a fan of the show and it’s beyond flattering that he’d even think about it
I’m absolutely sure that we couldn’t afford him but, you know, we can always negotiate. His enthusiasm is just fantastic of course.
Elsewhere, Skinner answered questions about the possibility of filming Doctor Who in New Zealand.Of course at some point we’d love to bring Doctor Who down under [but] it won’t be possible until at least a year after the 50th anniversary [in 2013].
We are already two-thirds of the way through the shoots of series seven and although we filmed a couple of episodes abroad, [but] I can confirm for the rest of series seven we will be shooting entirely in Cardiff Bay.
According to the latest DWM, shooting in New York for this week’s The Angels Take Manhattan proved cheaper than filming in a New York-dressed Cardiff, so there is still a chance of the Doctor heading down under, just not before 2014.
So how about it? Written by Neil Gaiman, directed by Peter Jackson…?