February 18, 2014


Kanye West Creating 'Yeezus' Film With 'American Psycho' Author

Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images
Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images

While Kanye West may not be the biggest fan of the writing in Rolling Stone, there is one author he steadfastly admires: American Psycho's Bret Easton Ellis. Luckily for 'Ye, Ellis recently revealed that he would be writing the screenplay to an upcoming film based on the "Bound 2" rapper's groundbreaking album, Yeezus.

Speaking to Vice, Ellis gave a play by play of how it all worked out.

"He came and asked me to write the film," he said. "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 f-ck it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens."

Unfortunately Ellis stayed mum on any details or specific dates for the collaboration. He explained:

"It’s in Kanye-land and that’s subject to a whole other timeframe."

Fair enough. Yeezy is notorious for doing things last minute and without a set schedule. Yeezus itself was basically the product of a random lighting bolt of creativity.

Not to mention we are still in the "will he, won't he" phase of waiting for a much whispered about sequel.

But seeing that a Yeezus film with Ellis would undoubtedly be a labor of labor of love for Kanye (he recreated American Psycho's most pivotal scene as an album promo back in June) we'd bet on it happening soon.

At least sooner than the G.O.O.D Music's "Cruel Winter"