The hacking of several terabytes worth of Sony Pictures e-mail has led to many revelations about the company and its handlers over the last couple weeks, from the infuriating and interesting to goofy. Now Kanye West has found his way into the mix, with two possible projects coming in 2015.
E-mail exchanges between Sony Pictures Chairman Amy Pascal and West’s creative director Elon Rutberg revealed that a “secret film project” may be in the works. An e-mail from Rutberg says:
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,” wrote Rutberg. “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.
Is the Cruel Summer short film getting a proper theatrical release outside of the Cannes Film Festival, or perhaps Yeezy’s tour film directed by Hype Williams? Rutberg also revealed that West may have a cameo in a 2015 holiday movie starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie:
An email dated August 7, 2014, from producer James Weaver to Rogen, his filmmaking partner Evan Goldberg, and Pascal says, “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.
Dylan “CineMasai” Green is a movie geek, hip-hop aficionado, and pita chip enthusiast. Find him on Twitter.
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