Concert films: you either love them or hate them. If you had to sit through one, it might as well be a movie directed by music video guru Hype Williams (LL Cool J, Notorious B.I.G., Beyoncé), starring Kanye West in all his Yeezus glory. Set to “Coldest Winter” from Kanye’s 2008 album 808s and Heartbreak, a mysterious trailer for Yeezus has appeared — and it’s something else.
Creepy faceless dancers, hooded figures looming in the dark, bejeweled masks that belong in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, and occult-inspired imagery abounds. There’s no indication of what the movie is actually about, but the clip is striking enough that we don’t care. The project doesn’t seem to be related to the Bret Easton Ellis-written film that was recently hyped, rumored to feature West’s fiancée, Kim Kardashian, in a dramatic role. We’re still marveling (recovering?) over their last collaboration, the “Bound 2” video, so we’re bracing for insanity if that’s the case.
Another rumor circulating involves Liam Neeson playing Jesus in the film — supposedly leaked info straight from the script. Sounds too good to be true, no? Praise the elusive Yeezus in this video teaser.
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