The ill-advised Fyre Festival fiasco may have sparked inspiration for a new movie.
As you’ll recall, the first-ever Fyre Festival promised to be a luxury music festival on a “private island”, featuring food catered by celebrity chefs, a yacht and tickets ranging from $1,500 to $12,000. What ticket buyers got instead was this:
The festival had a heap of hype behinded, boosted by Instagram influencers like Kendall Jenner and organized by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule. The founders apologized for the incident, offering to refund tickets and promising to dish out free tickets to a planned 2018 festival.
In spite of attempts to appease the situation, the mayhem reminded Canada’s Seth Rogen and comedy group The Lonely Island of a movie they allegedly have in the works. “This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG,” Rogen tweeted on Friday, April 28.
The Lonely Island also chimed in. “For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea,” the trio added.
Whether the comedians are serious about making the movie is still up in the air, but you can guarantee the flick would be straight “fyre”.