Kanye West has often compared himself to Walt Disney and spoken of the ways that Stanley Kubrick has influenced him. He takes his music videos seriously, of course, and he made the Kubrick-inspired Runaway short film in 2010. But he hasn’t made the leap into feature films himself.
So what will it look like if — and when — he does? We know, kind of, but also not at all, kind of, thanks to an interview with BBC Radio 1.
“If I’m meeting with the head of a company — Universal, Disney, whoever — ‘Hey, Mr. West, what’s your idea for a film? What’s the idea?’” he said. “Here's the idea: I’ma do it. That’s my idea. The script don't matter! When you go see a [Quentin] Tarantino, it doesn’t matter if he’s talking about slave times, the Holocaust, whatever — it’s Tarantino."
And in this case, it’s Kanye.
I’m with him on this one. I don’t need to know what the Kanye movie is about for me to want to go see it. The fact that it’s a Kanye idea becoming a movie is enough. And, frankly, I probably won’t understand what the Kanye movie is about after I see it, either, but that’s a whole different story.
During the rest of the 35-minute interview, he discusses just that — people not understanding his “Famous” video and why that’s OK, his plan to make $30 shoes, whether or not he’s crazy, the outline of his presidential platform, and more.