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Warner Bros. turning John McAfee's bizarre story into a movie

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John McAfee
John McAfee

Wired recently published John McAfee's Last Stand, an in-depth look into the circumstances surrounding McAfee's bizarre life in Belize and his recent flight after suspicions that he murdered his neighbor. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Warner Bros. has bought the rights to John McAfee's Last Stand with the hopes of turning it into a feature film. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (who directed Crazy, Stupid Love) will be writing the adaptation of the Wired story and are also slated to direct the film. Joshua Davis, the author of John McAfee's Last Stand, will be serving as producer but doesn't appear to have any direct control over the script. There's no word on when this movie might break cover, but the directorial duo are currently working on Focus, which hasn't yet started shooting — so this McAfee film is likely a good several years away. Perhaps by the time it is filmed, the peculiar events that have surrounded McAfee's life in recent years will have been resolved.