Scott Derrickson Has Revealed He Wants To Make An R-Rated Star Wars Horror Movie

I’ve said this for what seems like a millennium, I am desperate to see a horror movie set in the Star Wars universe.

I’ve always felt that it’s the perfect setting for a scary movie and it seems as though writer and director Scott Derrickson agrees with me.

He recently took to Twitter to reveal that he wants to make a horror movie set in the Star Wars universe.

However, he went a step further than that. He also added that he wanted it to take place on the planet of Hoth.

Here’s what he wrote on Twitter below (via MovieWeb):

Just asked what kind of Star Wars movie I would make. I answered that I would make Hoth, an R-rated frozen planet horror film in the vein of The Thing or Lovecraft’s In the Mountains of Madness, with zero connection to any previous characters or storylines.

Interestingly enough, Derrickson has since deleted this tweet.

A Star Wars horror movie set on Hoth…? Count me in!


A horror movie set on Hoth would be incredible – Credit: Lucasfilm

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I was able to put down what he wrote word for word thanks to MovieWeb’s article.

However, it got me wondering, why did he delete the tweet?

It’s not a terrible thing to say to admit that you might want to direct a horror movie set in the Star Wars universe, is it?

I don’t think so. It’s not against the law. It’s not offending anybody? So, why delete it?

One of the answers I came up with was that Disney didn’t like him putting that idea out there.

Or, they might have hired him to do exactly that – make a Star Wars horror movie set on Hoth.

I would so love that to be true because the setting would be perfect, and there are plenty of terrifying monsters on that planet.

Just check out the deleted scenes from The Empire Strikes Back. It reveals that there were more than just one of those ice Yeti monsters (also called a Wompa).

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Would you like to see a Star Wars horror movie?

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