Kanye West Pitches “Immersive” Feature Film to Sony

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Over the last few days, Sony Pictures Entertainment has been scrambling. After the company was hacked and had a huge slew of information and emails leaked to the public, dozens of surprises have been revealed too early. A Destiny’s Child biopic may be on the way. A brand new Spiderman reboot could pop up. Best of all, Kanye West is pretty eager to get his hands dirty with film work.

The Chicago rapper is working on a feature length film involving “both cinematic and technological innovation,” and it’s yet to be confirmed if it’s the same Yeezus concert film Hype Williams is directing. West’s creative assistant Elon Rutberg pitched Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal on August 4 of this year, saying: “I supervise all of Kanye’s film and media projects, and we have a major film project coming up that involves both cinematic and technological innovation, so I naturally thought Sony and wanted to reach out… We premiered a multi-screen cinema experience to great response at Cannes 2012, and are looking to take the storytelling to the next level with a feature length film, shot for an immersive cinema experience.”

Another email from August 17 of this year indicated Kanye will star in Jonathan Levine’s upcoming Christmas Eve film alongside Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Producer James Weaver emailed Rogen, his filmmaking partner Evan Goldberg, and Pascal, saying, “We’ll have an XMAS tease for 2015. We have a specific idea to attach to The Interview that will crush. Seth, Joe, and [Anthony] Mackie reenacting the scene from Big on the floor piano at FAO Schwartz with Kanye West. It’s fucking awesome.”

Let’s not forget Kanye will be dropping a new album soon, too. The man never takes a break.


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