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John McAfee goes Hollywood with Warner Bros. movie deal
The story of antivirus pioneer–cum–blogging fugitive John McAfee could soon hit the big screen, with Warner Bros. reportedly having optioned the tale for a possible feature film.
This isn't the first time McAfee has been approached about a movie based on his exploits. In December, he inked a deal for the rights to his story with Montreal-based production company Impact Future Media. Vice magazine, which covered his flight from his home in Belize, was reportedly also interested in developing a film.
With a deal in place at Warner Bros., however, McAfee could actually see his story brought to theaters by a major Hollywood studio. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script for said film will be adapted from "John McAfee's Last Stand", an article on the eccentric recluse that originally appeared in Wired magazine and has since been re-released as an ebook.