The strange payment Peter Jackson wants to direct Doctor Who

Yes, Peter Jackson still really wants to direct a Doctor Who episode.

Jackson penned a tribute to the BBC series in celebration of its 50th anniversary that appeared in Entertainment Weekly recently, and he couldn't let the moment pass without once again referencing his desire to work on the show that he's been a fan of his entire life. He even named his fee for making an episode.

“They don’t even have to pay me,” Jackson wrote. “But I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-colored Daleks. They must have a spare one (hint, hint).”

Asked if he'd consider paying Jackson (who already owns several props from the show) in Daleks, Who showrunner Steven Moffat first offered a joking response.

“You’d never get any information like that out of me!”

Then Moffat once again confirmed that it's not out of the question for Jackson to work on the show at some point.

“We’re theoretically on board for anything” he said “provided we’ve got a great story.”

So, once again: Peter Jackson really wants to do it, and Steven Moffat seems to be up for it. So when will it happen?

(Via EW)