7:42 AM PDT 4/29/2017
Following the disastrous news surrounding the Fyre Festival on Friday, the filmmakers tweeted about a project they have been working on with a very similar plot.
Amidst news of the debacle that was the Fyre Festival, a meant-to-be lavish music festival on a secluded Bahamian island catering to the ultra-rich that ended in a Lord of the Flies-esque disaster of unpreparedness and harsh tropical conditions, funnymen Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer) announced on Twitter that they have been working on a film project with a very similar plot.
“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.
This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 28, 2017
The Lonely Island, the parody rap group behind 2016’s Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and viral SNL digital shorts “Lazy Sunday” and “D— in a Box”, corroborated the news, tweeting, “For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea.”
For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea. https://t.co/uiLxhzLg85
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) April 28, 2017
Requests for comment from Rogen and The Lonely Island were not immediately returned.