If you have enjoyed Kanye West's 2010 artistic short film "Runaway," then you will enjoy the following news. According to The New York Observer, Kanye West has set his sights on a similar short film. Apparently, the piece is shot in the Middle East and will involve local municipal officials and film companies.
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.
“In Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha all of the film initiatives are government controlled,” one source involved in the talks explained. “A bidding war is going on between various government entities and private investors to fund the film. There’s pretty intense rivalry here between Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar. They all want to claim the film as their own and take credit for generating the publicity.”
Stay tuned as more details are likely to emerge real soon.