The response to the Fyre Festival documentaries on both Hulu and Netflix have garnered an exceptional critical response.
People are enamored by the extremely ridiculous circumstances surrounding the entire event; from Billy McFarland landing on Norman's Cayto Andy King's extreme measures to get Evian water out of customs, we are all just baffled.
Back in 2017, The Lonely Island tweeted that they were going to make a film about a music festival that went horribly wrong:
For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea. https://t.co/uiLxhzLg85— The Lonely Island (@The Lonely Island)1493422809.0
An idea that people thought was fantastic:
@thelonelyisland FYREFEST MOCKUMENTARY STARRING MICHAEL BOLTON AS JA RULE— spook shook (@spook shook)1493426306.0
@thelonelyisland @Sethrogen And the name! Lonely Island sounds like an accurate description of #fyrefest— tk 🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@tk 🇬🇧🇪🇺)1493423255.0
@thelonelyisland What are you tweeting for? Go fly in and nab some free footage!— Jo Rutter (@Jo Rutter)1493435341.0
@thelonelyisland Ya gotta get down there STAT for some research! Seems like a real party down there!— Jeff Yorkes (@Jeff Yorkes)1493422918.0
But now it looks like it may actually be happening.
The trio (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) told The Daily Beast that a full-fledged spoof was in the works.
"I don't want to divulge all the details but we're figuring it out right now," said Taccone. "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."
Don’t forget... https://t.co/0QGwizIq8v— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen)1548198748.0
Other celebs have expressed interest in being cast in the film.
@Sethrogen If you need someone to play I guy like this. You got my number. https://t.co/cogxcytttb— 𝐀𝐝𝐚𝐦 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐨 (@𝐀𝐝𝐚𝐦 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐨)1548199078.0
@Sethrogen Fwiw i think I’d make a great Bella Hadid— Naomi Fry (@Naomi Fry)1548213459.0
And some original cast:
@Sethrogen Billy will appear in the movie his rate is 26,873,451.15 - let me know if you are interested— carly aquilino (@carly aquilino)1548272892.0
@Sethrogen Seth, I know it is not an exact comedic-bio-pic, but I really need to see Andrew Rannells to play Billy McFarland.— Jeff D Lowe (@Jeff D Lowe)1548250663.0
But mostly people want to make sure Andy King is really in there.
@ladbible This guy better be in it https://t.co/gKJKkCfUNG— Ben Pullen Wright (@Ben Pullen Wright)1549820214.0
>LONELY ISLAND PARODY FILM OF FYRE FESTIVAL IN THE WORKS all my money— o.o (@o.o)1549984568.0
Cheese sandwich 🥪 time https://t.co/7lPIw19nTa— Jefferson Agar (@Jefferson Agar)1549843515.0
Taccone himself is a huge fan of Andy King.
"I was like, I would hire that dude for anything … Hire that dude!" he said. "That guy is a champion."
@ladbible https://t.co/d0cqgymsF0— Cee (@Cee)1549866745.0
@ladbible https://t.co/aoha7QkCGH— Ace Kay (@Ace Kay)1549829299.0
@ladbible https://t.co/lC6F7Dg3BQ— Anthony Nicholl (@Anthony Nicholl)1549821272.0
@ladbible Will the Evian water make an appearance?— Rinku Vaishnav (@Rinku Vaishnav)1549819941.0
There is no word yet on a potential release date for the movie.
However, if it is even half as ridiculous as either available documentary, it will be incredible.