According to a report by Variety, Warner Bros. are in talks to produce a film based on the arrest of software tycoon John McAfee.
The film will reportedly be based on Wired editor Joshua Davis’ recent article “John McAfee’s Last Stand,” which details the turbulent circumstances surrounding McAfee’s arrest and detainment. Should the project come to fruition, both Davis and Wired publisher Conde Nast Entertainment are expected to serve on as producers. Writer/director team John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are set to helm the project after scoring Warner Bros. a huge hit with Crazy Stupid Love
A software guru renowned for developing the first commercial anti-virus programs, McAfee made headlines in November after going on the run from the Belize police, who sought to question him for the murder of neighbor Gregory Viant Faull. In a series of blogposts, McAfee claimed the police were trying to kill him after he refused to pay a bribe. Once detained, McAfee allegedly faked a heart attack so that his attorney would have time to file several appeals, thus preventing McAfee’s deportation to Belize. On Dec. 12, he was deported back to the U.S.