Just in case the EDC documentary Under The Electric Sky isn't enough for Insomniac fans, it looks like a Pasquale Rotella biopic is in the works now as well. Fox 2000 has just gained the preliminary rights to the EDM event mogul's memoirs called Insomniac: The Life And Times of Pasquale Rotella, which is being co-written by a Million Little Pieces writer James Frey.
The book, which St. Martin’s Press will publish next summer, tells of Rotella’s rags to riches ride as the architect of Insomniac, a company behind the biggest EDM events in the country. Rotella became a promoter at the beginning of the rave scene in the early 1990s, starting with 50 people in warehouses in Venice Beach, to staging events like the Electric Daisy Carnival Flagship Festival, which draws 400,000 to Vegas each June. He reportedly sold half his company to Live Nation for $50 million.
Temple Hill‘s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce with Haven Entertainment’s Rachel Miller, and Fox 2000′s Elizabeth Gabler and Erin Siminoff will oversee it with Temple Hill’s Isaac Klausner. The studio views it as a way into the immensely popular EDM world, with an edgy 8 Mile/Social Network-type look look at a provocative character scratching for his share of the American dream."