Looper’s Rian Johnson Wants To Direct Doctor Who, Peter Jackson Plot Thickens | Bleeding Cool



Busy doing press for his scifi action flick Looper, Rian Johnson hopped onto Reddit for an Ask Me Anything, where he was of course asked about all manner of things.

Having already directed several episodes of TV, Johnson was asked if he was interested in doing any more and he responded with:

I’d love to do a Game of Thrones.

But what I’d really kill to try, although it would be terrifying because I’m such a big fan of it? Doctor Who.

Doctor Who isn’t afraid to let big supporters come on-board, as it has done with Neil Gaiman penning two episodes, including one coming up this season.

Rian’s ability to tell stories with gorgeous visuals on a small-screen budget can already be seen on his two Breaking Bad episodes from season three and five already.

This is coming on the heels off another big name, Peter Jacksonsaying he’d want to have a go at directing. Executive Producer Caro Skinner has already responded to Jackson:

It is beyond wonderful that Peter is a fan of the show and it’s beyond flattering that he’d even think about it… I’m absolutely sure that we couldn’t afford him but, you know, we can always negotiate. His enthusiasm is just fantastic of course.

And according to The Wikato Times, Luther creator Neil Cross has already volunteered his services to pen a script for Jackson. He too lives in New Zealand, and has scripted an episode for the second half of this season.

Exciting things are happening…

I support all of these. Rian’s season 3 episode (“Fly”) is an excellent episode (and an excellent bottle episode, at that). I have yet to watch his season 5 episode … as I haven’t started season 5 yet.

As for Peter, I’d be interested to see how his visual style would work with Who. And the same goes for Neil Cross’s gritty writing, at least from what I’ve seen in series 1 of Luther.

  1. rhiggins901n reblogged this from doctorwho
  2. wibblywobblystaceywacey reblogged this from doctorwho
  3. inkfaery reblogged this from doctorwho
  4. not-foyles-division reblogged this from doctorwho
  5. actualkatebishop reblogged this from doctorwho
  6. addattention reblogged this from doctorwho
  7. alittlefurtheroutoftheway reblogged this from doctorwho and added:
    Rian Johnson (who wrote and directed what is apparently one of the finest time travel films of all time) wants to direct...
  8. aloh-the-first reblogged this from doctorwhod
  9. wholockoncer reblogged this from doctorwho
  10. drewthanasia reblogged this from lizardvvizard
  11. whedonismyhomeboy reblogged this from doctorwho
  12. doo-ee-fucking-oo reblogged this from doctorwho
  13. haldered reblogged this from doctorwho
  14. wheredidthediscotorchgo reblogged this from doctorwho and added:
  15. monsterhunter-q reblogged this from spacegent
  16. katamarang reblogged this from doctorwho and added:
  17. a-nasty-dirty-wet-hole reblogged this from doctorwho and added:
    omg. if pj directed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. crimsong19 reblogged this from regularguy5mb and added:
    I support all of these. Rian’s season 3 episode (“Fly”) is an excellent episode (and an excellent bottle episode, at...
  19. bestmovieever reblogged this from doctorwho
  20. herpingderping reblogged this from doctorwho
  21. that1guyfromgotham reblogged this from doctorwho
  22. spacegent reblogged this from doctorwho and added:
    How amazing is it that Doctor Who does this? I love seeing these big names also being fans and wanting to contribute to...