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Peter Jackson says hed love to direct an episode of Doctor Who

With The Hobbit now becoming a trilogy of epic films, Peter Jackson is going to be a busy boy over the next couple of years, but that hasn’t stopped him expressing an interest in a side-project that would have fanboys salivating with anticipation.

Jackson is apparently a bit of a fan of Doctor Who , and would even be open to shooting an episode of the long-running series in his native New Zealand.

“I’m a huge Doctor Who fan, and I think Matt [ Smith ]’s fantastic,” said Jackson, when the idea was proposed to him by a local paper. “Just name a time and place, and I’ll be there!”

Now obviously this is only a bit of idle chit-chat, but imagine how awesome it would be if Jackson really did get his hands on the Tardis! Okay, he might have a bit of trouble working within the BBC’s notoriously tight budget, but even so…

A Doctor Who feature film has been long mooted, although Stephen Moffat has confirmed that if it happens, it will not be a reboot. Well, if Jackson's a big fan of Smith's Doctor, perhaps he'd be the right person for the movie version...

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.