McAfee's Wild Ride is Warner Bros.' Film Sensation

McAfee's Wild Ride is Warner Bros.' Film Sensation

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Warner Bros. bought the rights to a Wired article about McAfee's flight from Belize.

If you were worried that internet mogul John McAfee's story just wasn't going to get the prominence it deserves, fret yet not, for Warner Bros. has bought the movie rights. McAfee's tumultuous escape from Belize - where he has yet to be accused of any crime - after the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, will be written, directed and produced by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, aka the guys behind Crazy, Stupid, Love and Bad Santa.

The movie, as yet untitled, will be based on a Wired article, John McAfee's Last Stand. The article begins as an investigation into McAfee's alleged drug misdeeds, and starts a few weeks before the murder.

Meanwhile McAfee himself is allegedly living quietly in Oregon, far, far away from his former home. He's collaborating on a graphic novel about his experiences. When he's not accusing the authorities in Belize of arranging murders and supporting Hezbollah, that is.

"I blend well with the ranchers and cowboys that I lived amongst for so many years," says McAfee. "They are a sympathetic lot."

Source: Guardian

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This guy fell down the slippery slope pretty fast and then made it back to the level, if the level can be considered hiding out with cowboys? but hey might be an intresting film i guess :)

Stay tuned for Warner Bros new production; Mad people do the funniest things.

And am I the only one who thinks his anti-virus program is shit?

Ya know, I bet he did kill that guy.

Seriously now, what the hell was that insanity about?

If this doesn't have South American Death Squads in it, I will be severely disappointed.

Sure great idea lets celebrate and make a murder a star I'm sure the family of the victim will love to see the film/sarcasm

So you're saying that all I need to do to get a ton of cash selling something for it's movie rights, I just need to find someone who did something important a few decades ago and then did something very silly involving law enforcement, and then write a short article about it?

Good to know, I shall go and see if the guy who invented penicillin ever had a run in with Nazi spies.

knight steel:
Sure great idea lets celebrate and make a murder a star I'm sure the family of the victim will love to see the film/sarcasm

What happened to 'Innocent until proven guilty'?

 

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