Re: Peter Jackson directing opportunity now "getting serious"
Because when you pull in the kind of money that this thing did from a couple days of special screenings someone takes notice and wonders what one with a feature length and feature budget might be able to gross. If it is done as a BBCA or BBCW production I don't think it has the same limits on it as if it is a straight BBC one. Didn't the theaters have additional content anyways with the making of thing and the intro?
Perhaps Christmas isn't the one to do it, but since it is already an annual special it seemed a natural fit to me. Perhaps an Easter special, since it sounds like they're going back to a full fall season.
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.