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King of the Jungle: Zac Efron To Star in Biopic of McAfee Antivirus Creator

Postby Blue Jackets » Mon May 15, 2017 6:52 am

http://screenrant.com/king-jungle-johnn ... antivirus/

According to Variety, Depp will be reateaming with Ed Wood screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for the dark comedy, which will be co-directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. The film is based on the Wired article John McAfee’s Last Stand, which chronicles how the tech giant cashed in on his fortunes and embarked on a bizarre trek into the jungle in Belize. According to a statement from the production, it’s there McAfee sets up, a la Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now, a “Colonel Kurtz-like compound of guns, sex and madness.”

The film will also follow a Wired magazine investigator, who, according to the production, “accepts what he thinks is a run-of-the-mill assignment to interview McAfee, but once he arrives in Belize, he finds himself pulled into McAfee’s escalating paranoia, slippery reality, and murder.”
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Postby Tyler » Mon May 15, 2017 7:10 am

This sounded awful based on the thread title, but holy cow, what a story. How have I not heard about this before?

It was a Wired book written in 2012
https://www.wired.com/john-mcafees-last ... red-ebook/
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Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:55 am

Updated the title. Depp out, Efron in.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:21 am

I've read about this dude and watched some videos. Zac Efron is really diving into the True Crime scene and I'll definitely watch this now.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:32 am

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post I've read about this dude and watched some videos. Zac Efron is really diving into the True Crime scene and I'll definitely watch this now.

He's a dramatic actor now!

I also wouldn't call this story true crime?
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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:46 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post I've read about this dude and watched some videos. Zac Efron is really diving into the True Crime scene and I'll definitely watch this now.

He's a dramatic actor now!

I also wouldn't call this story true crime?

I thought he killed a guy?

"In the film, Wired journalist Ari Furman (Efron) accepts what he thinks is a run-of-the-mill assignment to interview McAfee, but once he arrives in Belize, he finds himself pulled into McAfee’s escalating paranoia, slippery reality and murder."
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Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:57 am

Ah. You could be right. I thought he just went crazy in the jungle. We will have to watch the movie and see!
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Postby wags83 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:25 am

Was that ever proven? I know he was suspected as a murderer, but did anything come of that?
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Postby Tyler » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:39 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Was that ever proven? I know he was suspected as a murderer, but did anything come of that?

We won't know until the movie comes out, no other way to look up this information.
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Postby DannyFanny » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:46 am

Behind the Bastards did a two part episode on John McAfee. Dude sounds nuts
Part One
Part Two
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