You would have thought the success of cult hit movie ‘Drive’ had opened doors for Nicolas Winding Refn, but not at the BBC, reports Shortlist, a British entertainment website. According to Refn, he expressed an interest to the UK’s state broadcaster last year about directing some episodes of ‘Dr Who’, a long-running sci-fi series that is one of the BBC’s most profitable exports."
I would have loved to direct ‘Dr Who’ but they didn’t want me — they turned me down last year,” he told the website. Refn then went on to reveal how he also fancied directing another cult British sci-fi series, this time from the late 1970s and early 80s. “Maybe if they revive ‘Blake’s 7’, I could do that,” he said. “I love it. It’s great. That could be fun to update.”