Perhaps it’s the flavor of the month for name film directors, or maybe the suddenly outpouring of Doctor Who love is timed to this week’s departure of The Ponds from the series, but a new name has emerged from the vortex, and it seems his heart’s desire is to direct The Doctor and an adventure in the TARDIS too.
Interestingly, this revelation comes as Rian Johnson is doing promotion for his latest film Looper, which is a sci-fi film about hit men who are hired by the mob from the future to kill marks sent back in time. Answering questions on one of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything,” Johnson was asked if there was any TV series he might be interested in directing an episode of. Johnson has previously lensed episodes of Breaking Bad and Terriers, but he had a rather surprising answer for the forum:
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.
Johnson joins Peter Jackson in the ranks of big name directors outed as Who fans itching to direct an adventure of everyone’s favorite Time Lord. And the feeling seems to be mutual as Who executive producer Caro Skinner responded to Jackson’s spontaneous declaration of Who love earlier this week:
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.
How about you Bastards? Do you want to see a Johnson directed Who?
Source: Bleeding Cool