John McAfee Sells Rights for 'Honest' Biopic

Anti-virus pioneer cuts deal with Montreal company

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 10, 2012 3:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Still stuck in Guatemala on the heels of a nervous breakdown, John McAfee has at least one thing going for him: a movie deal. The anti-virus pioneer has sold the rights to his life story to Impact Future Media, a Montreal-based company that's now seeking partners and investors for the film, says the Hollywood Reporter. McAfee "trusts that we will honor his life story in an honest and truthful manner," says company co-founder Brian Fitzgerald, who cut the deal with McAfee. The project's current title: Running in the Background: The True Story of John McAfee.

Software company founder John McAfee poses for pictures after a press conference outside the Supreme Court in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.
Software company founder John McAfee poses for pictures after a press conference outside the Supreme Court in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.   (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Software company founder John McAfee is pictured after being arrested for entering the country illegally Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012, in Guatemala City.
Software company founder John McAfee is pictured after being arrested for entering the country illegally Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012, in Guatemala City.   (AP Photo/Guatemala's National Police)
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