Bret Easton Ellis and Kanye West, two men who can’t remember the last time they spoke with, not at, someone, are working on a movie together. That’s according to Ellis in an interview with Vice. The Less Than Zero novelist — also known as the guy who brought you The Canyons via Kickstarter because he had an obsessive crush on porn star James Deen — wasn’t able to say anything specific about the top-secret project, but one can assume that a majority of the film’s budget will go to self-gratifying mirrors.
Can you tell me about the Kanye film collaboration?
You know what, I can’t. 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. (Via)
If it’s based on Yeezus, then we should expect something hostile, romantic, and bloody. But if it’s not, are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yup: Norbit reboot, based on Kim and Kanye’s relationship.