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Insanity! Absolute INSANITY!
Just finding out that Kanye West is commissioning a Yeezus-inspired film is big enough news to blow away our britches, but we never would've guessed which creative genius he has tapped to take a crack at the film's script!
Here's a hint: The last feature flick this dude penned stared Lindsay Lohan & a plethora of porn stars!
Yup, we're talking about Canyons scribe Bret Easton Ellis!
In a recent interview with Vice, the scandalous author took questions on the project.
It’s in Kanye Land, and that’s subject to a whole other time frame. He came and asked me to write the film. I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. He’d given me an advance copy, and I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens.
I really like him as a person. I know he comes off in this performance-art way in the press, but if you’re just alone with him in a room talking for three hours, it’s kind of mind-blowing.
Wowzers! We wouldn't mind being bound to the Bound 2 singer for a three-hour stretch!!
But can B.E.E. help make this into a great movie?
The Canyons crashed and burned like Daniel Brühl in Rush, but Bret's still the same dude who wrote the critically adored American Psycho and criminally underrated The Rules of Attraction - srsly, any book that results in THIS (NSFW) sex scene between Jessica Biel & James Van Der Beek can't be all bad, right? - so we're optimistic.
R U excited to see what kind of wacky awesomeness 'Ye and Bret come up with??