George Jung, the famed drug smugger, whose life story took the big screen form of Blow (starring Johnny Depp as Jung) has been tapped to write the biography of McAfee antivirus founder John McAfee.
Impact Future Media, which secured TV and movie rights to McAfee's life late last year, while McAfee was in hiding from Belize authorities, is behind the project. The title is No Domain.
“We are honored to be working with George Jung on this once in a lifetime project,” said François Garcia, CEO and Co-founder of Impact Future Media. “Most people know George for being an outlaw, but behind that sits a man who is also one hell of a writer. He is the perfect person to spin this yarn about the enigmatic John McAfee.”
“I feel like I have known George Jung for a very long time. The words he has put down on paper are the very words I would write if my talent for writing was anywhere near as rarified and beautiful as his,” said McAfee. “I am overwhelmed by his efforts, and am most grateful to him.”
Impact Future Media shares an old quote about Jung from Depp: "To Otisville Federal Correctional Institute, he is merely Inmate #19225-004. To me, he is not a number, he’s not a convict, and he’s not a criminal. He’s a great man whose wisdom and knowledge, unfortunately, was greatly overshadowed by the choices and mistakes he made all those years ago when he hadn’t even had time to brush himself off from the conditioning wrought upon him by his parents.”
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Jung is due to be released from prison in November of next year.
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A spokesperson for Impact Future Media has confirmed that Jung is writing the book while in prison.