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King of the Jungle: Johnny Depp To Star in Biopic of McAfee Antivirus Creator

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King of the Jungle: Johnny Depp 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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King of the Jungle: Johnny Depp To Star in Biopic of McAfee Antivirus Creator

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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