Could The Hobbit's Peter Jackson direct a Doctor Who film?

Lights! Camera! Jackson?

Could The Lord of the Rings Oscar winning director Peter Jackson helm a future Doctor Who movie?

Could The Hobbit's Peter Jackson direct a Doctor Who film?Just imagine it; the various creative bods of Weta handcrafting the various worlds and time periods the Doctor travels to, the head- spinning camera moves, the state of the art special effects – it’s a tempting geek-overload of the perfect choice for the right project.

Although there’s nothing to suggest that this will ever come to pass (Everyone: “You shall not pass!”) Jackson, responding to comments made by Matt Smith in Waikato Times (via Stuff.NZ) that he’d love to take the Eleventh Doctor to the picturesque island of New Zealand – with Jackson helming an episode –commented:

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

While he’s not the first Oscar winning director to declare their love for the show – Steven Spielberg commented that the world would indeed be a ‘poorer place’ without the Doctor – Jackson, who hired the Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy to play Radagast in The Hobbit Trilogy, is the first to openly offer his services in the name of the Doctor.

And what do Oscar winning film directors do best? Make Oscar winning films!

Stars; start aligning please!


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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