Kanye West totally went all Kanye West on us last night, luaunching a four-hour Twitter rant that was as batshit crazy as the man himself. As is so often the case, his musings mostly defy commentary or explanation, so feel free to peruse them yourself right here. Open your mind, man.
However, one nugget he let slip that does lend itself to a fair amount of scrutiny is his offhand comment that he is in talks to become Creative Director of the Jetsons movie. Yup.
I didn’t know there was going to be a Jetsons movie. Should there be, and should Kanye West become a part of it, I’m going to go ahead and jot it down as my “most anticipated movie of any future year, ever.” And here’s why:
I’m not really going out on a limb by saying that Kanye West is a delusional, egocentric ass. That’s more or less irrefutable. But when he tackles an ambitious project, like 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, he goes off the rails in a fascinating, spectacular, and “successful” manner. Same goes for his 2011 Coachella live show which went on for almost two hours and featured ballet dancers, fireworks, an arrival from the heavens, as well as a “Chariots of Fire” interlude that featured flowing silk sheets about the size of a football field.
The man has a vision. And, if Hollywood is going to ooze out a Jetsons movie, this vision will prove integral to ensure we end up with something more than Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, The Smurfs, The Flintstones, Alvin and the Chipmunks, etc. You get the idea.
I don’t know what a Creative Director does on a movie, but there’s no doubt that if Kanye is offered and takes the gig, we’ll be privy to one more of his beautiful dark twisted fantasies. And that’s pretty exciting.
Here’s what to look for in the Jetsons movie should Yeezy get his crazy, crazy hands on it.
You and I can’t even imagine what Kanye thinks the future is like. It’s like trying to imagine a totally new color. A guess – modified winged komodo dragons have replaced cars, everyone is a mixed race that sorta resembles Eskimos (excuse me, Inuits). People might subsist on a fortified gruel known as “Love Dough,” and Bill Clinton is on the face of every coin.
It is absolutely impossible that Kanye could get involved with the Jetsons and not turn it into some sort of twisted Kanye West biopic. My guess? Kanye West will make his feature debut Little Man-style with his face superimposed on a CGI Elroy. Who will provide the mo-cap work for Elroy’s CGI body? Stop asking stupid f*cking questions. Andy Serkis.
I know this in my heart of hearts to be true.