Kanye West has let it be known throughout his career that American Psycho, the book by Bret Easton Ellis that became a cinema classic, has been an influence on his work. Now, it seems the two are finally teaming up to make a movie. Ellis told Vice:
"It’s in Kanye-land and that’s subject to a whole other timeframe. 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."
Kanye's dabbled in film before, releasing his "Runaway" mini-movie and experimenting with his "Cruel Summer" seven-screen installation at 2012's Cannes Festival, but this looks like it could be a different kind of beast. Hopefully it's better than that American Psycho promo video for Yeezus, though. -- Max Weinstein