Confirmed! Peter Jackson's in 'serious' discussions to direct Doctor Who

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Dec 10, 2013, 10:06 AM EST

Peter Jackson has confirmed he’s officially been in talks to direct an episode of Doctor Who. Can we have a Geronimo!?

In fact, the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit director has revealed that discussions for him to step behind the camera for a Who episode are "actually kind of serious."

It’s been around for a while now that Peter Jackson—a die-hard fan of the beloved sci-fi series—has expressed his love of Who and desire to helm an episode back in his native New Zealand (which would be really, really cool).

The famous director even made a recent cameo appearance in “The Five(ish)Doctors” just last month for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

Jackson said:

“I would be very happy to [direct an episode]. 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 okay now.”

He even added, cheekily:

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

Last year, former Doctor Who executive producer Caroline Skinner said that she’d "love to bring Doctor Who down under" after the show's big-50 bash. Since the 50th-anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor," is already behind us, with Peter Capaldi now at the helm of the TARDIS, perhaps the time has finally come?

What do you think—would you be happy to have Peter Jackson direct a Doctor Who episode set in New Zealand?

(Digital Spy via Doctor Who TV)