Warner Bros. has picked up the feature film rights to Joshua Davis’ recent Wired magazine article ‘John McAfee’s Last Stand’ setting John Requa and Glenn Ficarra to direct, script and produce via Zaftig films.
McAfee made millions as the first developer of a commercial antivirus software and then sold his software company to Intel in 2010 for $7 million and he moved to Belize.
Before he went underground, a Silicon Valley legend led a noisy and increasingly stressful life in Belize. He had been hunted by authorities for questioning about the murder of another American who lived next door to him in Orange Walk Town. He was arrested before for suspicion of unlicensed drug manufacturing (methamphetamine).
The eccentric software millionaire reportedly is back in the United States since December and seems he came to Portland to work on a graphic novel about his life with local artist and friend Chad Essley.
An anti-virus pioneer, who spent the last five years living in sunny Belize, told local newspaper Willamette Week:
I like the weather. I don’t like sun. Sun frightens me.
Let’s get back to film work. The duo behind Crazy, Stupid, Love, Requa and Ficarra have a natural talent for off beat tales that blend many tones as the duo also wrote Bad Santa and wrote and directed I Love you Phillip Morris. Film-making tandem will next direct Focus, a heist project with Kristen Stewart attached.