Kanye has been busy lately, to say the least. On top of his weekly G.O.O.D Friday tracks, new album, and live performances, it’s been announced that he his feature film Runaway will be dropping in the next few weeks. The London premiere took place last night, and it was shown in Paris the night before. A worldwide premiere is expected within the next two weeks.
According to Kanye, Runaway tells “the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world.” He directed the film and plays the character “Griffin,” while fashion model Selita Ebanks plays the part of the pheonix. The film runs about 35-40 minutes, and West says that “around 90%” of the music in the film appears on his fifth album.
Kanye has said that he sees this as his modern day version of films such as Purple Rain, The Wall, and MJ’s Thriller.
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