Was there anything to Kanye West's claim -- made during his massive 86-tweet spree the other day -- that he's the "creative director" on the 'Jetsons' movie? "There is no such thing on a movie," Denise Di Novi, who's producing the project, told Vulture, in case you needed clarification on that. But, West, who's a huge fan of the '60s space-age family, did talk to Di Novi and partner Donald De Line and may end up involved in the film in some capacity. Just not as the non-existent "creative director."
Among the rapper's many far-out tweets was this puzzling entry: "I was just discussing becoming the creative director for the Jetson movie and someone on the call yelled out.. you should do a Jetsons tour!"
De Line explained that the 10-minute conference call with West was "preliminary and exploratory and introductory.
"We explained how our process usually works, that usually there's a screenplay, and a director in place first, and that this was ... a nontraditional way, but then, he's a guy with his fingers in a lot of pies, and who likes to work out-of-the-box." No kidding.
Turns out West has long been trying to get on board the project. "The last two years I had various forms of communication from the studio that he had this real love and interest in 'The Jetsons' as an artist," explained De Line, "My response was always ... 'Well, that's great. We'll let him know when we have a screenplay.' I was thinking he was interested in it on a musical level, but apparently he's deeply interested in art and architecture and wanted to be involved."
Despite the title mix-up, Di Novi was impressed by West. "I don't know him; until yesterday, I'd never talked to him in my life ... but I loved his passion for 'The Jetsons.' He gets the whole thing about the future that never was. He sees us living on a precipice of technology -- cameras in your eye, your mind as a remote control to fire lasers -- and wonders how things are going to break, for good or for bad."
So is West working on the movie or not? Di Novi says no, but that their "free-form conversation" ended in a "'If you come up with any ideas, let us know,' kind of way."
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