Sir Peter Jackson says he will direct an episode of Dr Who if an idea to film it in New Zealand goes ahead.
Matt Smith, the man who plays the time-traveller in the hit BBC series, told media he would start a campaign to film an episode in New Zealand with Jackson directing.
''I think it would be an absolutely wonderful place to film Doctor Who,'' Smith told Fairfax media
''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,'' he said.
Jackson appeared to back the proposal, and told the Waikato Times he would be happy to be involved.
''I'm a huge Dr Who fan, and I think Matt's fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I'll be there.''
Smith said he was thrilled with Jackson's interest.
''I actually met (Jackson) at Comicon, which was very exciting to meet someone of his credence and calibre a wonderful film maker, and he mentioned that he enjoyed the show, so I was absolutely thrilled to hear that.''