Everyone remembers the infamous Fyre Festival back in 2017, when Millennials shelled out thousands of dollars for an epic beachfront music festival that quickly descended into a real-life version of The Hunger Games. Twitter was ablaze with memes that week.
Since then, Fyre Festival has come back to our attention following the release of the recent Netflix documentary “Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened”. And it is perfect timing as Seth Rogan and The Lonely Island just announced that they are making a new movie about a festival that goes “horribly wrong”.
Rogan had posted back in 2017, just after the chaos of Fyre, that he had an idea for a film, so it seems the inspiration has been there for a few years.
In a recent tweet, he wrote, “This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with The Lonely Island about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG.”
The Lonely Island – a comedic trio comprised of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – replied to his tweet saying, “For real, thinking about suing Fyre Festival for stealing our idea.”
Given that the actual Fyre event was such a spoof already, it will be interesting to see how the comedy team plans to improve upon the material provided.
Taccone spoke to the Daily Beast, saying, “I don’t want to divulge all the details but we’re figuring it out right now. You’ve seen the docs, right? It’s crazy. This is something that Akiva and Seth cooked up, and we’re figuring it all out right now.”
Taccone didn’t shy away from mentioning Andy King, the inspiration of many the Fyre documentary’s memes, for his willingness to “suck d**k” in order to ensure crates of Evian water were released from customs.
“I was like, I would hire that dude for anything… Hire that dude! That guy is a champion,” said about King.
Taccone admitted to being a huge fan of the Fyre documentary and added that the new film will be a bit like The Lonely Island’s comedy “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”, which made its release back in 2016.
If you haven’t yet seen “Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened” it is worth a watch on Netflix. It’s a compelling story whose title says it all.