Seth Rogen & The Lonely Island Are Working On A Fyre Festival Spoof Film
Soon after the dumpster fire that was Fyre Festival took place in 2017, Seth Rogen and the dudes from The Lonely Island started mulling a spoof film of the disaster of an event. While TLI’s Jorma Taccone has been keeping busy with the forthcoming premiere of his latest series Miracle Workers at TBS, there are a number of projects that he is actively pursuing including the brilliant Fyre idea.
In a brand new interview with The Daily Beast, Taccone confirmed that he’s working alongside his fellow Lonely Island members (Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer) and Seth Rogen on the hilarious concept.
When Fyre founder Billy McFarland’s event took place in 2017, Rogen and The Lonely Island crew tweeted that they had actually came up with the idea prior to the viral disaster. “This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG,” said Rogen. “For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea,” added The Lonely Island.
While it’s been over a year since we last heard anything about the project, the release of Netflix and Hulu’s documentaries about the festival have reignited interest. Taccone assures fans that it’s still very much in the works. “I don’t want to divulge all the details but we’re figuring it out right now,” he said during the recent interview.
Taccone says he’s a huge fan of the Netflix documentary (which he’s already watched 3 times) and he envisions the movie in a similar vein to The Lonely Island’s Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. “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 said.
Taccone’s also been actively pursuing a 8-10 episode streaming TV series sequel to MacGruber. While he hasn’t quite secured a studio yet, he confirmed that the cast of the original movie, including Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Val Kilmer, and Ryan Phillippe, are all on-board.
“We’ve had so many ideas over the years, from the moment we stopped filming…We can expand the world now,” Taccone explained, adding, “What’s nice is that, when you make something that had the heartbreak of not doing so well financially…I would feel terrible if the people involved were embarrassed about it, but Ryan loves that shit, Kristen loves that shit, all the people involved are so psyched.”
Until further details are unveiled about the Fyre Festival spoof film, we highly suggest that you check out Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened as well as Hulu’s Fyre Fraud in preparation for this brilliant idea. Let’s hope it becomes a reality in the near future.
Michael is a music and television junkie keen on most things that are not a complete and total bore. You can follow him on Twitter — @Tweetskoor