Peter Jackson to direct an episode?

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Emh, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    We've heard this speculation before, but now it's seems a little closer to being real.

    Considering PJ and Moffat have worked together before (Tintin) and PJ is a huge Doctor Who fan, this seems entirely possibly. The only question remains: Can the production afford to go to New Zealand?
     
  2. Relayer1

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    I'd love some overseas filming - the UK gets a bit repetitive sometimes.

    There is so much variety in NZ too. They could make it more affordable by shooting several episodes down there and using Peters facilities.

    Besides - I'd like a 4 hour episode...
     
  3. Captaindemotion

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    ^ Not forgetting the 5 hour director's cut...
     
  4. Starkers

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    One can imagine the Mail headline now considering how much it might cost...I think if they did do it they'd probably have to film more than one episode there.
     
  5. MacLeod

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    You know April Fools Day was several months ago, unless you are getting in early for next year. :p

    But as others have said there is a cost in taking the production half way round the world for one episode. In order to justify it perhaps it would have to be at minimum a two-parter. But how many people do they need to take, the Doctor, Companion(s) and a few others peraps. Can't see it being more than 10 people that would need to go from the UK they can just use local talent.
     
  6. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Quentin Tarantino directed an episode of Emergency Room and Alias. It's not impossible that Peter Jackson directs a Who episode. Nobody said they would be moving production to NZ. Jackson would be going to where they currently shoot.
     
  7. MacLeod

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    Perhaps, but it's like they haven't shoot episodes of DW outside of the UK before. Plus in a show about going to toher worlds and time periods it can be interesting to see different locations.
     
  8. Lonemagpie

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    Top Gear shot in NZ, I'm sure DW could. Or PJ could come to the UK
     
  9. Mr Light

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    Tarentino didn't direct Alias, he appeared in a two parter (and a cameo later). He did direct the two part finale of CSI Season Five though.
     
  10. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    DW has shot in Spain and the Balkans right?

    Did they drive to those or fly? If they flew, then NZ wouldn't be that much more expensive, just a longer flight.
     
  11. MacLeod

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    It's also shot in the USA.
     
  12. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    Nu Who has shot in Utah, New York, Spain, and Croatia. Torchwood has shot in Southern California, and some background plates from that were used in The Name Of The Doctor as well.
     
  13. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Or whatever. Point is he did direct episodes for TV shows.
     
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    I don't recall anyone thinking this was a done deal, or that it would be for this next season. The door's open, there's mutual interest, and no one remotely official has said otherwise, as far as I've seen.

    And I'm surprised no one's mentioned City of Death, which was shot almost entirely in Paris, and the first time that Doctor Who filmed outside the UK.
     
  16. Alidar Jarok

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    I think, if they go to New Zealand, it should be a two-parter. Hell, have Peter Jackson pick out locations to shoot in and write the episode around that (New Zealand is a cool-looking place). I'm sure it'll be fun. He'll probably get paid in usable currency in addition to that Dalek, though.

    Of course, schedules would have to coincide and, given Doctor Who's tendency to struggle at setting a schedule, that could be difficult.
     
  17. RoJoHen

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    They should film it in The Shire.
     
  18. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Commander Red Shirt

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    I thought Jackson was more interesting in turning The Hobbit into an additional twenty or so films.
     
  19. Starkers

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    Don't be so hyperbolic...everyone knows it's an extra 15 films...sheesh!
     
  20. Emh

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    Facebook fan page The High Council of Timelords posted this wonderful picture today.

    I think it's safe to say PJ really wants to do it.