Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to Wired Magazine’s eBook “John McAfee’s Last Stand,” according to a report from The Guardian, who says the studio will bring the story to the big screen.
Wired’s description of the eBook is as follows:
There was always something odd about John McAfee. The tech entrepreneur made a fortune from the antivirus software that bears his name, but also spent years as a cocaine addict, spiritual guru and yoga expert. In 2009, after losing millions in the stock market crash, he decided to retire to the tiny Central American nation of Belize. That’s when things really got weird. He started hanging out with killers, prostitutes, and pimps. He fell in love with a 17-year-old and surrounded his tropical compound with armed guards. In November 2012 his neighbor was found murdered. McAfee, who professed his innocence, fled the police and went into hiding.
WIRED’s Joshua Davis had months of exclusive access to and interviews with McAfee before his disappearance and was virtually the only journalist McAfee had contact with when he went on the lam. In this fascinating profile, Davis takes readers into McAfee’s heart of darkness, a harrowing and jaw-dropping tale of ambition, paranoia, sex, and madness.
McAfee had actually been critical of Joshua Davis’ coverage of him in various blog posts while he was in hiding from police.
Last month, Impact Future Media said it had secured the rights to John McAfee’s life for a movie and/or television.
Last week, reports indicated that McAfee was in Portland, Oregon.