Kanye West To Release ‘Yeezus’ Tour Movie In Theatres
Written by Nastassia Baroni on 28th February, 2014
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Kanye West took to his website this morning to post a trailer for Yeezus, the new movie documenting his recent tour promoting the album of the same name. Directed by renown music video director, Hype Williams, the tour film will be available for viewing in theatres.
The trailer is as subtle an affair as we’ve come to expect from Kanye, its screens filled with running wild horses, cult-like rituals, ominous silhouettes and the ubiquitous, looming Maison Margiela-masked Kanye. You can watch it all unfold below.
A trailer for the movie aired before Kanye’s appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers earlier this week, with the rapper now confirming that the movie is “coming to theatres.” Beneath the mysterious trailer on Kanye’s website are the dates to his recently announced Australian tour.
Footage shot on the Yeezus tour so far is sure to make for one outrageous movie. West’s current tour has been his biggest to date, with reports of Kanye rapping atop mountains, support slots from Kendrick Lamar and cameos from the son of God during Jesus Walks.
Hype Williams has long been Kanye’s director of choice, having helmed 19 of his music videos since 2005. Williams’ only previous feature film was Belly, the 1998 flick starring Nas and DMX, notable for its striking visuals.
In other film-related Kanye news, the Yeezus rapper is reportedly in talks to work on a full-length film biopic and has enlisted American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis to help him bring it to life. Of the project Easton Ellis recently told Vice, “I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus.”
“I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this,” said Ellis. The novelist and screenwriter then warned the film could still be a while away, telling Vice, “It’s Kanye Land, and that’s subject to a whole other time frame.”
Watch: Kanye West – Yeezus (movie trailer)