Remember that ultra-conceptual short film called Runaway that Kanye West released in 2010 in the weeks leading up to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy? The New York Observer reports that Kanye is planning a similar short film, this time to be shot somewhere in the Middle East:
Sources tell The Observer that Mr. West sent members of his team to meet with film companies and government officials based out of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Doha, Qatar to explore the idea of a production. A number of local municipal officials and film companies are said to be engaged in what was characterized as a heated bidding war for the contracts involved in bringing Mr. West’s vision to life.
The Observer reports that “Mr. West’s creative team is moving to the region for a few weeks, as part of an effort to create an ‘authentic’ depiction of the culture.” The film will feature actors from the region.
No concrete details have been released, but I’m guessing it’ll wind up looking something like this.