However when they showed up, it transpired that nothing had been thought out; there was hardly any food, little clean water, the luxury villas promised were no more than damp mattresses on the floor. Looting soon commenced.
Everything was a far cry form the glamorous festival for the elite, promised by the likes of Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, and Bella Hadid. It was on an island previously owned by Pablo Escobar, supposed to be filled with models, villas and jet skis, as well as bands like Blink 182.
Netflix covered the events and how they transpired on their exclusive documentary FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.
Organisers Billy McFarland and Ja Rule were sued for $100 million eventually and the former went to prison.
In light of all of that, Netflix have decided to make their own horror series based on that whole fiasco called The I-Land and the trailer is out now!
The trailer starts with a very familiar-looking vibe akin to the trailer for the Fyre festival doc, but things soon turn sinister when it’s announced that people can’t leave and someone gets their fingers cut off. Far from ideal.
The description for the series reads:
“When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home.
“They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the I-Land’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves – or die as their worst ones.“
Just sounds like the Fyre Festival but run by that nutter from Saw.
The I-Land stars Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez, Alex Pettyfer, Ronald Peet, Kyle Schmid, Kota Eberhardt, Sibylla Deen, Anthony Lee Medina, Gilles Geary and Michelle Veintimilla.
You’ll be able to watch it come the 12th of September this year.
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