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McAfee Sells Rights for Movie of His Life

By - Source: The Hollywood Reporter | B 10 comments

John McAfee has inked a deal with a production company that hopes to produce the story of his life.

Last week, John McAfee was arrested in Guatemala having been on the run since early November. McAfee disappeared last month after being named the prime suspect in the murder of an American expatriate named Gregory Faull. The 52-year-old man was found dead by his housekeeper lying face up in a pool of blood with an apparent gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head. The housekeeper discovered Faull's body in his San Pedro home on the island of Ambergris Caye.

Suffice to say, it's a pretty interesting story and prior to these events, McAfee hadn't exactly led an uneventful life. For example, earlier this year, his Belize home was raided and he was arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing and possession of an unlicensed weapon. He was later released without charge. Now it seems McAfee is hoping to cash in on his life experiences. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Montreal-based TV producer Impact Future Media has acquired the exclusive IP rights to John McAfee's story.

The deal apparently covers film, print and TV. Impact Future Media co-founder Brian Fitzgerald told THR that the hunt is on for investors and productive partners for the McAfee project, which has tentatively been titled 'Running in the Background: The True Story of John McAfee.'

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    skaz , December 12, 2012 5:13 PM
    I don't blame him. I couldn't imagine turning down someone that was willing to pay me for the rights to a story about my life. It'll be interesting to see what they do with it, like maybe a "blow" version of this guys life or something more humorous like "fear and loathing".
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    jhansonxi , December 12, 2012 5:29 PM
    Better title: Fear and Loathing in Ambergris Caye
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    m32 , December 12, 2012 6:00 PM
    Cocaine is one hell of a drug!
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    lamorpa , December 12, 2012 6:18 PM
    He's a legend in his own mind.
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    spartanmk2 , December 12, 2012 7:15 PM
    Straight to the bargain bins at walmart.
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    jaquith , December 12, 2012 8:27 PM
    Maybe once it's on Netflix for free.

    McAfee is a total wackjob, and it amazes me that some sooo crazy can have so much $.
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    mrmez , December 12, 2012 11:13 PM
    John McAfee sitcom?

    I'd watch that.
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    kanoobie , December 12, 2012 11:39 PM
    'The True Story of John McAfee'

    Since it has "True" in the title, then it must be true... like when McAfee antivirus says your system is clean.
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    digiex , December 13, 2012 2:40 AM
    I think McAfee AntiVirus should change their brand name.
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    neon871 , December 13, 2012 8:27 AM
    Who gives a McCrappie?
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