Sony Leaks Show Matthew Knowles Pitched Destiny's Child Biopic + A Kanye West Movie Is In The Works
(AllHipHop News) The clandestine group known as the “Guardians of Peace" have caused a major headache for Sony Pictures. Leaked emails and documents from the entertainment company have revealed the real thoughts of executives on President Obama and top box office actors like Kevin Hart.
The leaks have also provided previously unknown details about potential projects. The Daily Beast discovered correspondence that showed music heavyweights Destiny's Child and Kanye West could be displayed on the big screen in the future.
A December 4, 2013 email from Screen Gems production company's Clint Culpepper to Sony executives mentioned Matthew Knowles approaching him about doing a Destiny's Child biopic.
“Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s Father wants to make the film of Destiny’s Child and came to me first,” wrote Culpepper. “He’s going to Universal next. Do we think it would be a successful film? They’re on Sony label. I’m just not sure that it’s not too soon.”
Another email from August 4, 2014 included a pitch from Kanye West's creative director Elon Rutberg about a movie with the Yeezus rapper. Rutberg's message was sent to co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Amy Pascal.
“I supervise all of Kanye’s film and media projects, and we have a major film project coming up that involves both cinematic and technological innovation, so I naturally thought Sony and wanted to reach out,” wrote Rutberg. “We premiered a multi-screen cinema experience to great response at Cannes 2012, and are looking to take the storytelling to the next level with a feature length film, shot for an immersive cinema experience.”