Fresh off of pissing off all of America with It Comes At Night, an audacious and dark-as-hell original horror film so good that pretentious Guardian writers are having to invent bullshit genres in order to justify their enjoyment of it, director Trey Edward Shults has set his sights upon a target that might catch him even more hatred from the hurt in the heartland: Yeezy himself, Kanye West.
“I have a dream of doing a Kanye West biopic,” Shults tells the Independent, via The Playlist. “My dream is he will see and like my movies and let me pick his brain apart — to make the ultimate one-of-a-kind biopic we haven’t yet seen [that will] explore this man. There’s so much to explore. I just want to chill out with Kanye and make something great. I think he’ll like this next movie that I’m writing.”
Shults gave us no indication of such a seemingly out-of-left-field choice of subject in our interview with him a month ago, but we can kind of see how this might work.
And it’s not like Kanye doesn’t have skills behind the camera — take a look at “Runaway”, a short film of his that showed at Cannes back before the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. And it’s not like he isn’t used to working with brilliant filmmakers; just check out “We Were Once A Fairytale,” his collaboration with Spike Jonze, for proof of his bona fides in the film world.
This could be truly fantastic, though, and it’s already pretty fascinating to speculate what it might look or sound like. Regardless, we hope it’s more I’m Not There than I’m Still Here, if you catch our drift.
Still, doesn’t Kanye have a 2020 Presidential run to mull? Maybe Shults should just be his campaign documentarian.