Jackson dreams of 'All Blacks v Daleks'

CHRIS GARDNER
Last updated 14:00 13/12/2013
Peter Jackson
BRINGING THE DOCTOR TO NZ? Peter Jackson would like to see the All Blacks taking on the Daleks.

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Plans for Sir Peter Jackson to direct an episode of Doctor Who in New Zealand are advancing.

Jackson described the plans as "actually kind of serious" while promoting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Europe.

"I'd love to try my hand at television, because I've never had the discipline of having to shoot for those impossibly tiny schedules. I think I could do it OK now," Jackson said.

"I did suggest that they did a New Zealand story - something to do with the All Blacks versus the Daleks. There's a good story in there, although obviously the All Blacks would have to win!"

The idea started with 11th Doctor Matt Smith during a Waikato Times interview in 2012 and got immediate support from Jackson, Wellington-based writer Neil Cross and the show's producers.

Jackson appeared in 5th Doctor Peter Davison's 50th anniversary tribute The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.

He is seen looking for 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy on the set of the Hobbit after the actor skips New Zealand for Britain where he is hoping for a role in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special.

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