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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...