The director of Don't Breathe made these Star Wars fan films
Director Fede Alvarez' Don't Breathe is the best horror movie of 2016. But what Alvarez really wants to do is make Star Wars films.
Alvarez made a splash in 2009 with a spectacular short film, Panic Attack!, about an alien invasion in Uruguay.
The short went viral after it was shared by Kanye West, of all people, leading to a contract with Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures to direct 2013's surprisingly brilliant Evil Dead remake.
This year, Alvarez has marked his arrival as a true master of horror with Don't Breathe, an incredibly tense home invasion thriller that's been a hit with critics and audiences alike.
But before he gets pigeonholed as a horror director, he wants to take on his true love — Star Wars.
He recently told fans during a Reddit AMA that an R-rated Star Wars movie would be his "dream project".
He expanded on that in an interview with Forbes. "The Star Wars conversations haven't happened yet but I am waiting for my phone to ring," he said.
"I made a lot of Star Wars fan films before I did Panic Attack, lightsaber fights and things like that, I've always been a big fan and it's always been my first love in movies, but it's a very competitive business and there are a lot of great directors who will get that job."
It turns out two of Alvarez' old fan films, Duel of the Omares and Omar Star Wars, both from 2006, are still up on his YouTube channel.
The lightsaber battles in both shorts are pretty impressive for fan films made in 2006, although you probably wouldn't have been able to guess that a movie like Don't Breathe was in his future based on these clips.
In 2015, he got back into the game with this parody of Harrison Ford's infamous plane crash.
It's obviously pretty unlikely that Lucasfilm would ever make an R-rated Star Wars film, but if they do, Fede's their man.
Who knows? Maybe if that Boba Fett solo movie ever gets off the ground...