Yes please

September 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

Kiwi director says he’ll be there to direct it if an idea to film in  New Zealand goes ahead.

Matt Smith, the 11th actor to play the time traveller in the hit BBC series, said today he would start a campaign to film an episode in New Zealand with Sir Peter Jackson directing.

”I think it would be an absolutely wonderful place to film Doctor Who,” Smith, on the phone from the UK to promote the latest series of the show, said.

”I’m told it’s glorious. I’m told it’s quite similar to England.

‘Let’s get Peter Jackson to direct one and go and make it in New Zealand. I would love to, I will campaign endlessly to come over and film there,” Smith, who has never been to New Zealand, said.

”There’s clearly a great film industry out there. It’s something I would be very interested in it’s just whether we can persuade the producers to fly us all over.”

The idea is not as far fetched as one of the cult sci-fi series’ plots with Jackson telling the Waikato Times today he was keen to help out.

”I’m a huge Dr Who fan, and I think Matt’s fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I’ll be there!”

What a great idea. I’m equally excited by the possibility of having it filmed in NZ, and having Jackson direct an episode.

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13 Responses to “Yes please”

  1. GPT1 (2,121 comments) says:

    Fundraiser for a good cause too – auction off extra spots

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  2. Ryan Sproull (7,112 comments) says:

    This is the most awesome thing ever.

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  3. Lance (2,654 comments) says:

    Time for the NZ actors to go on strike

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  4. tom hunter (4,808 comments) says:

    I wonder if Peter Jackson is taking on too much work. After all, where is that long-promised film of The Dam Busters. I do hope it’s not become a cobbled together afterthought.

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  5. Kleva Kiwi (289 comments) says:

    Here is a cheque. It is blank. Put any figure on it you want. just make this happen!

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  6. UpandComer (536 comments) says:

    This would be sick.

    But Labour will support striking actors. Hobbit haters.

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  7. MH (751 comments) says:

    Can’t Jackson come up with an original filum idea? It’s always an updated repeat. No character building just fantasy and unoriginal scripts.

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  8. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    Tom Baker making a comeback!!

    The real Dr Who.

    Far as I know his series in filmed and in the can

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  9. Longknives (4,737 comments) says:

    Noooooooo…..
    As a lifelong Dr Who fan I feel sick at the thought!

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  10. niggly (830 comments) says:

    What a great idea! Whether it’s not original is a moot point, Jackson has a good eye for the “classics” (including post war genres), stuff that many other big time directors & industry just don’t give justice to etc. No doubt the production quality will continue to put other efforts to shame!

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  11. Liberal Minded Kiwi (1,570 comments) says:

    MH – Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles, Brain Dead, Heavenly Creatures, The Frighteners… = original film ideas.

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  12. MT_Tinman (3,184 comments) says:

    Not a great Dr. Who fan but everything I’ve ever seen by Jackson has been bloody awful incomprehensible rubbish.

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  13. The only red for me is that of Manchester United (60 comments) says:

    No, no, no. Of course Sir Peter will make one movie and stretch in to two unneeded sequels. Over the top effects and short on plot.

    Dr Who is filmed in Wales and the landscape of Wales is similar to parts of New Zealand. Can’t really see why Sir Peter should be offered to make a movie of Dr Who. The tv series is fine the way it is.

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