A ‘Yeezus’ Movie Written By Bret Easton Ellis Could Be In The Works

A ‘Yeezus’ Movie Written By Bret Easton Ellis Could Be In The Works
Music News
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Somebody must have told you wrong.

Bret Easton Ellis, writer of “American Psycho” and “The Canyons” is apparently working on a script for Kanye West’s Yeezus.

Ellis is the kind of man who can’t shut up about “Generation Wuss,” his belief that society and technology have turned us all into crybabies, blah blah blah. There’s something to this theory: Being outside as your main source of entertainment breeds “stronger” (whatever that means) people than typing on a computer, there’s no doubt of that.

But, the romantic obsession with how weak we are as modern people is as played out a refrain as psychopathic, rich white people. Ellis, of course, loves both.

Here’s what he told Vice about the Yeezus film:


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 timeframe. 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 f*ck 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.’”


Isn’t Kanye in many ways the epitome of what Ellis is talking about? Never satisfied, always complaining, unable to contain his sensitivity?

I guess when “Generation Wuss” has the money, and the talent, it’s time to work with them.

via Noisey, Top Image Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Doran Miller-Rosenberg

Doran is a Brooklyn native and a graduate of SUNY Purchase. As a journalist with musical omnipotence, he has covered rap, politics, sports and pop culture for a wide variety of outlets including Lost Lettermen, Brooklyn Fans, Société Perrier, USA Today and now Elite Daily.

More In Music News

Music News Adam Pliskin

What’s My Age Again? Blink 182 Is Working On A New Album!

Get ready to party like it’s 1999 because Blink 182 is currently working on a new album. Tom DeLonge, the guitarist for the band, posted on his Instagram that the pop punk group was starting to produce a brand new record for your listening pleasure. Apparently, Blink 182 last released an album in 2011 with […]

Also On Elite

Women

A Remote Control Contraceptive Chip Could Soon Change The Game For Birth Control

In Massachusetts, researchers have developed a contraceptive computer chip that can be implanted under a woman’s skin and release a small dose of levonorgestrel every day for 16 years. The release can be stopped at any time using a wireless remote control. It works by storing tiny reservoirs of the levonorgestrel within the device, where […]

Humor

Man Posts Absolutely Captivating Ad For Used Yoga Mat On Craigslist (Photo)

Even though there’s a very good chance that he didn’t write it in the first place, there is a six word story allegedly penned by Ernest Hemingway that simply reads “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.” Nobody is arguing that Probably-Not-Hemingway’s original piece isn’t powerful and thought-provoking, but I honestly believe that this Craiglist ad […]