Writer of the popular novel American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis seems to have an appreciation for the obscure, but a recent collaboration request from awhile back was something that he finally considered. According to Ellis, Kanye West has been approaching the writer more than a few times to write up a screenplay for him.
The seemingly odd film partnership came up in Ellis’s recent interview with Vice magazine.
“[Kanye] 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.”
Bret Easton Ellis and Kanye West may appear to be a random pairing. However, between Kanye’s stunts with the media and Ellis’s infamous creation of a psychopath that everyone enjoys, I think that the collaboration between these two controversially creative men could quite possibly have some potential as long as Kanye doesn’t repeat his semi-awful impromptu performance at the end of Anchorman 2.
The date for the film has yet to be set. When asked about the production of the project, Ellis responded, “It’s in Kanye Land, and that’s subject to a whole other time frame.”