John McAfee Warner Bros Moving Forward With A John McAfee Movie

Deadline are reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is set to peg Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (‘Man On The Moon’, ‘The People Vs. Larry Flynt’, ‘Ed Wood’) to script a feature film on John McAfee, which John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’, ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’) hope to direct. McAfee is the eccentric Silicon Valley entrepreneur who sold multiple estates and his possessions to move to the Belize jungle, arm and fund his own private police force, and who was arrested for suspicion of complicity in the death of a neighbor. That neighbor had complained about McAfee’s barking dogs, which the entrepreneur said subsequently were fed poison and died. The neighbor was found shortly after, killed by an execution-style bullet to the head. The movie is based on “John McAfee’s Last Stand”, a detailed article for Wired Magazine written by Joshua Davis which the studio bought previously for Requa and Ficarra. You can read the original article here.

The outlet describe the project as follows: “John McAfee got rich by creating anti-virus software for computers and marketing it cleverly enough that it widely became the program of choice for many corporations. The tone of the movie is essentially how an entrepreneur and former drug user whose fortune was built selling fear and paranoia, sold his estates and toys to build the equivalent of an armed compound in the Belize jungle and became consumed by the same kind of paranoia that others were out to get him.” Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski will start on McAfee when they finish writing a miniseries on O.J. Simpson for Fox.