The world is taken with the story of Fyre Festival, an event which was advertised as a luxurious music festival getaway that turned into a ‘Lord of the Flies-style’ disaster that not only cost unsuspecting attendees thousands of wasted dollars on travel and tickets (tickets were selling at $1,200 to $100,000) but many investors were also defrauded out of more than $27.4 million while small businesses and the island itself suffered the impact in the wake of “the greatest festival that never happened.”
Following the hit documentaries, reports surfaced that Seth Rogan and The Lonely Island would be making a film about the failed festival. The reports follow a tweet from back in 2017 [as the Fyre Saga unravelled] when both Rogen and The Lonely Island tweeted that they were actually working on a film with a plot similar to the real-life music festival disaster. The tweets led many to believe that the movie was independent of the Fyre saga but in an interview with the Daily Beast, Jorma Taccone of The Lonely Island confirmed the plot is inspired by Fyre Festival and that such a film is in the works.
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) April 28, 2017
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.” – Jorma Taccone
If that wasn’t enough Fyre overload for 2019, Ja Rule, the man himself has also teased that a Fyre Festival 2.0 may also be underway. Watch what he had to candidly say to TMZ below.