Doctor Strange Director Scott Derrickson Wants to Make an R-Rated Star Wars Hoth Horror Film

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There's already three Star Wars movies slated for release in the following years, with the first one to drop in 2022. That said, if Lucasfilm were to ask Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson to helm a film from the galaxy far, far away, he has an idea that's never been done by the franchise yet.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Derrickson revealed that the kind of Star Wars movie he would make is an R-rated horror film centered on the frozen planet of Hoth. The director says it would be "in the vein of" The Thing or Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. He would also want the film to have "zero connection" with any previous characters or plotlines. You can check out his tweet below.

Scott Derrickson (Director of Doctor Strange) would make this movie... thoughts?
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While this is just hypothetical (at least, for now), Derrickson's idea of a Star Wars film is unique and certainly interesting. Add the fact that there's never been an R-rated Star Wars project released yet, so Derrickson's would be the first.

For those who aren't aware of At the Mountains of Madness, it is a novella by American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. It is written from the perspective of geologist Dr. William Dyer, who shares the story of his expedition to Antarctica.

On another note, Derrickson recently departed the Doctor Strange sequel as its director, but he will remain as the film's executive producer. He has signed on to rewrite and direct the film Bermuda, with Marvel Cinematic Universe alum Chris Evans, who is said to take the lead role for the film.

Would you like to see a Star Wars Hoth horror film by Derrickson? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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