Kanye West teams up with Bret Easton for a movie
Los Angeles: American hip hop artist Kanye West has plans to make a movie on his studio album `Yeezus` that was released last year.
The 36-year-old artist has roped in the `American Psycho` writer Bret Easton Ellis to work on the script of the movie, Aceshowbiz reported.
"It is in Kanye-land and that is subject to a whole other time frame. He came and asked me to write the film. I did not want to at first. Then I listened to `Yeezus`," Bret said about the collaboration.
"Kanye had given me an advance copy and I thought, regardless of whether I am right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So, I said yes. And that is how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We will see what happens," he added.
The writer also talked about his good equation with the rapper.
"I really like him as a person. I know he comes off in this performance art way, in the press, but if you are just alone with him in a room talking for three hours, it is kind of mind-blowing," he said.
The American novelist had also talked about his first project with West in 2013 in a media interview.
"I just got a text one day that said, `It is Kanye, do you have time to rap?` And then suddenly my phone rang and someone said, `Kanye got your number and he wants you to write this promo for Yeezus,` And so we went back and forth on it and he wanted it done, like, that day. So I wrote it very quickly and they shot it two or three days later," he said.
The two have previously worked together in a `Psycho`-inspired video featuring the rapper`s song `Black Skinhead`.