‘True story’ of John McAfee might be headed to TV, film

The story of John McAfee, the software pioneer turned fugitive, may be coming soon through a variety of outlets including film, print and TV, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Honolulu-based Brian Fitzgerald, one of the co-founders of Montreal-based Impact Future Media, told the Hollywood Reporter that he has secured the intellectual property rights to McAfee’s story because McAfee “trusts that we will honor his life story in an honest and truthful manner,” Fitzgerald said in an email.

All Fitizgerald needs is investors and production partners for the project, tentatively titled “Running in the Background: The True Story of John McAfee.”

McAfee remains in an immigration detention facility in Guatemala awaiting negotiations between officials in Guatemala and Belize, who want to question the 67-year-old McAfee as a “person of interest” in the killing of McAfee’s neighbor, Gregory Viant Faull.

The burning question remains which Hollywood actor is best suited to capture McAfee’s particular brand of ego and eccentricity.


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