Published Feb 18, 2014Larger-than-life rap persona Kanye West crossed paths with famed American Psycho screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis twice in 2013. Ellis wrote the dialogue for an American Psycho-esque Yeezus promotional video, while the rapper used his DONDA production company to "remix" the trailer for Ellis' divisive (read: terrible) film The Canyons. According to Ellis, however, they may have an even bigger collaboration in the works.
In a new interview with Vice, Ellis explained that he's written a film for Kanye West, though he's not sure about the status of the project.
"It's in Kanye Land, and that's subject to a whole other time frame," Ellis said. "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."
Ellis added that the two talked about the film "seven or eight months ago" (he previously hinted at another project with Kanye last summer), but that he's unsure if it will end up getting made. Either way, Ellis said working with Kanye was a positive experience.
"I really like him as a person," he said. "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."