The strange saga of software tycoon John McAfee, chronicled in a piece in Wired magazine, is coming to the big screen. Warner Bros secured the film rights and are said to be close to finalizing a deal to hire “Crazy, Stupid, Love” writer-directors Glenn Ficara and John Requa to adapt the Wired article, “John McAfee's Last Stand.”
The too-odd-to-be-fiction tale follows McAfee from the multimillionaire founder of McAfee Associates (makers of the ubiquitous anti-virus software that bears his name) to a paranoid expatriate fugitive in Belize, wanted for murder under almost inexplicable circumstances. Pending further developments, the not yet concluded story should make for an interesting, strange movie.
Real-life protagonists in trouble with the law are familiar to Ficara and Requa, who prior to their success with “Crazy, Stupid, Love” wrote and directed the controversial indie “I Love You, Philip Morris,” starring Jim Carrey as a con man and multiple prison escapee. There is, as yet, no release date for Ficara and Requa's McAfee film, as confirmation of the deal is not yet official—Warner Bros representatives were unavailable for comment as of this writing—but all indications are that the film will be forthcoming.