02/18/2014 02:21 pm ET Updated Feb 18, 2014

Bret Easton Ellis Wrote A 'Yeezus' Film For Kanye West

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Kanye West shared his love for "American Psycho" back in June when he released the film-inspired clip featuring his song "Black Skinhead." Now, West has enlisted "American Psycho" author Bret Easton Ellis to write a movie inspired by his latest album, "Yeezus." Ellis confirmed the collaboration in an interview with Vice, and when asked if he could reveal any details, this is what he had to say:

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--k it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens.

Ellis also discussed liking West and his willingness to admit that his narcissism, wishing more people would "follow suit."

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.

For more on Ellis, head to Vice.



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