London, Jan. 15 (ANI): Hollywood will bring the bizarre story of technology pioneer John McAfee, who fled his luxury home in Belize after his neighbour was found murdered, on the big screen.
Warner Brothers has bought the rights of Wired magazine article titled John McAfee's Last Stand, which documented the anti-virus expert's extraordinary tale.
McAfee, 67, was living in virtual retirement on the island of Ambergris Caye in the tiny Central American country when local police sought to question him after the murder of his neighbour Gregory Faull, a Florida builder who was killed by a gunshot wound to the head in November, the Guardian reports.
McAfee subsequently went on the run, claiming via a series of blog posts that local police were trying to kill him after he refused to pay two million dollars in bribes.
According to the report, after a series of bizarre incidents, at one point he is said to have faked a heart attack, he eventually surfaced in Guatemala, where he was deported to the US after authorities found that he was in the country illegally.
Belize has an extradition treaty with the US, but McAfee has not been charged with any crime.
Authorities in Belize have maintained that McAfee is not a suspect in the murder.
McAfee, whose name still adorns the popular anti-virus software he devised, initially went on the run with his 20-year-old girlfriend, Samantha Vanegas, the report added. (ANI)