Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island are planning to pile yet more misery of the disastrous Fyre Festival by making a spoof film about the failed event.
The planned music festival, which was scheduled to take place on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma over two weekends in April and May 2017, was uncovered as a fraudulent mess which resulted in founder Billy McFarland being sent to prison.
With horrendous planning, the event collapsed due to extensive problems related to security, food, accommodations and artist relations. Despite festival goers having already attended, the event was postponed on the spot with those people left stranded with makeshift tents and pre-packed sandwiches. What ensued was eight lawsuits with one seeking damages in excess of $100 million.
As Netflix released their damning documentary detailing all of the ludicrous shortcomings of the event, Seth Rogen tweeted that he originally planned to write a film alongside comedy trio The Lonely Island before Fyre Festival even happened: “For real, thinking about #FyreFestival for stealing our idea,” Rogen said afterwards.
However, it looks as though Rogen’s plans alongside The Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone could still be going ahead. Speaking to the Daily Beast, Taccone explained that in the wake of the Fyre Festival issues they still want to make the film happen.
“I don’t want to divulge all the details but we’re figuring it out right now,” he said.“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,” he added.