Last September, Peter Jackson responded very positively to Matt Smith’s suggestion that he should direct an episode of Doctor Who – " Just name a time and place, and I'll be there!'' said the Hobbit helmsman.
Six months later, and Jackson seems as keen as ever – and he’s even named his price.
“They don’t even have to pay me,” said the director.“But I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-coloured Daleks. They must have a spare one (hint, hint).”
The self-confessed “huge Doctor Who fan” already owns two Daleks that were used in the show and wants to add to his collection.
The question is, does showrunner Steven Moffat share star Matt smith's enthusiasm for getting Jackson involved in Doctor Who? And would the BBC be willing to part with one of its Daleks?
“You’d never get any information like that out of me!” said Moffat, before admitting “We’re theoretically on board for anything, provided we’ve got a great story.”
Jackson made the comments in an article he penned for US magazine Entertainment Weekly, which is celebrating the Doctor Who 50th anniversary with two covers for its March issue – one featuring the Doctor and a Cyberman, the other starring the Time Lord, his new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) and a Dalek.