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The story of antivirus pioneer–cum–blogging fugitive John McAfee could soon hit the big screen, with Warner Bros. reportedly having optioned the tale for a possible feature film. This isn't the first time McAfee has been approached about a movie based on his exploits. In December, he inked a deal for the rights to his story …


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  1. Ketlan

    How interesting


    1. Thorne
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      Re: How interesting

      Evil scientists, viruses, murder, frame ups, zombie dogs, government conspiracies, dramatic escapes to freedom and amusing costumes.

      It's Resident Evil meets Bourne Identity meets Master of Disguise.

      Pure Oscar material right there.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: How interesting

        Pure Oscar The Grouch material.

        "This story was brought to you by the letters B, U, L, L, S, H, I and T."

    2. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: How interesting

      Well its got to be more interesting than the facebook movie.

      1. Ole Juul

        Re: How interesting

        The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad antivirus pioneer. I think this could become a cult movie on par with The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And the...

    working title is: Harold and Kumar escape from Belize.

  3. Katie Saucey

    Classic Attention Whore

    I checked Encyclopaedia Dramatic, but no one has made John a page yet!

    1. Lars Silver badge

      Re: Classic Attention Whore

      Better make it as a cartoon, stone age or something.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    shouldn't read this, shouldn't comment

    but the guy is just a complete wanker and makes me come over all daily mail and in favour of the death penalty.

    1. CmdrX3

      Re: shouldn't read this, shouldn't comment

      Sorry... had to double read that comment...... that sentence could have turned out all wrong and slightly disturbing.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So, this will be a comedy then?

  6. BigUglyDean

    There's a phrase...

    ... in the Southern United States which sums up J. McAfee: "nuttier than a Stuckey's Log."

  7. Herby

    Gotta love...

    ...the pic on the top stories scroll. Looney Tunes it is!

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    John McAfee goes to Hollywood

    Do we really want John McAfee representing the tech sector in popular culture?


  9. json

    Will Ferrell is the man..

    .. he'll make a good leading man.. hiding by burying himself in the sand with cops and (possibly) K9? could be a very Will Ferrell classic.

  10. ukgnome

    Let's feed this idiots ego more

    buy getting people to slap him every time he's spotted. With a bit of luck he'll go into hiding, as long as they take away this clowns computer we need never hear of this wazzock again.

  11. SwitchBlade


    The more I read, the more I start to ponder whether McAfee is the reincarnation of Baron Munchausen.

  12. John 62

    Can we forget all this nonsense for a bit?

    I hope they find and convict whoever killed Mr Faull.

  13. M7S

    Being Hollywood, will they have the bit in where he stole the first Enigma machine

    from all those Nazis still hiding bases in South America? And then marries Queen Kate.

  14. Lucky2BHere


    ...though I won't be in line to pay to see it. Maybe one day in a year or so when it's free somewhere - and I'm good and stoned - I'll spend a brain-dead evening with JM. It'll be fitting then.

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