After much tweeting, posts on gossip blogs and speculation about a possible movie, fans finally got to see what Kanye West has been up to when the trailer for his film project premiered during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show on Sunday (September 12).
The opening shot of the clip shows a long look down a paved road in a wooded area; then there’s a quick shot of several deer in the woods. The next image is that of a dancer dressed all in black followed by a feathered woman. West holds the feathered woman, carrying her to safety as a fiery explosion happens in the background. Later in the clip, a title card flashes that reads “Runaway,” which we can only assume is the title of the Chicago MC’s upcoming flick.
In addition to finishing up his album, West had hinted that he was working on a “movie companion” to the LP. Photos from the set of his movie first appeared on blogs earlier this month. A source with knowledge of the project first told MTV News about it last week.
West tweeted about the project, writing in one post, “on set of the movie. This doe just refuses to sit still. … I told the deer … ‘what would Bambi do?’ & she looked at me like I was crazy.”
The rapper apparently shot the footage while overseas. “Last day in Prague,” he recently wrote. “We’ve shot some good stuff so far … really good … NO! I mean REALLY GOOD!
“Just wrapped for the day,” he continued later. “Been shooting 16 hour days. … I’m so excited. … It’s like a child’s delusions become reality!”
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