John McAfee biopic to benefit from Ed Wood screenwriters
July 31, 2013
First Published: 14:39 IST(31/7/2013)
Last Updated: 14:41 IST(31/7/2013)
Warner Bros. is reportedly recruiting Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to script a film on the eccentric personality of John McAfee, the inventor behind the anti-virus software of the same name.
A file photo of anti-virus software McAfee founder John McAfee. (AP Photo)
According to Deadline.com, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are negotiating the terms
of their potential involvement as screenwriters on the project. The writing duo has a solid track record when it comes to scripting biographical films focusing on colorful characters, having authored the screenplays of Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon.
The founder of McAfee, one of the leading antivirus software companies, John McAfee made headlines due to his personal escapades in Belize. The entrepreneur, who is equally passionate about yoga and firearms, came under scrutiny in 2012 following the murder of his American neighbor. Called in to testify as a simple witness, McAfee went undercover and fled to Guatemala before being extradited to the US last December.
John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, the filmmakers behind I Love You Phillip Morris and Crazy, Stupid, Love will direct the McAfee biopic, produced by Warner Bros. studios with Condé Nast. The main basis for the film will come from an article by Joshua Davis that was published in Wired, one of the international publishing group's magazines.