You’ve probably already heard that on, November 24, a group of hackers who call themselves the ‘Guardians of Peace’ broke into the Sony Pictures network and leaked thousands of classified documents and emails. The hack, which revealed what movie executives were saying about many big-name stars behind closed doors, has been a PR nightmare.
The latest private conversation to be leaked by the hackers features Kanye West, and, surprisingly, it doesn’t also feature a bunch of Sony execs ragging on him. Instead, it reveals that a Kanye West feature film (no, “cinema experience”) was pitched to Sony in August of this year. An email, which was sent by Kanye’s creative assistant Elon Rutberg, reads:
“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.”
According to Rutberg they already “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.”
It was also revealed that next year Kanye may be appearing in a Christmas Eve film that stars Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In an email sent from Sony’s James Weaver he reveals plans for a teaser video that will also feature Yeezy:
“We’ll have an XMAS tease for 2015. We have a specific idea to attach to THE INTERVIEW that will crush. Seth, Joe, and Mackie reenacting the scene from BIG on the floor piano at FAO Schwartz with KANYE WEST. It’s fucking awesome.”