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Made for TV? Wanted in connection with a murder, McAfee sells life story

Made for TVWanted in connection with a murder, McAfee sells life story

John McAfee, still sought by police in Belize in connection with the November killing of U.S. expatriate Gregory Viant Faull, has sold the rights to his official life story for an undisclosed sum of money.

Coming soon to a screen near you: “Running in the Background: The True story of John McAfee.”

“We are very excited about working with John McAfee, on this initiative,” said François Garcia, CEO and co-founder of Impact Future Media, in a statement posted to the company’s website. “Mr. McAfee has entrusted us with his life story, and that is a responsibility we take very seriously. We will work tirelessly to make certain that his story is shared with the proper industry partners.”

McAfee immediately went into hiding — and just as quickly began a massive media campaign, telling his story to an array of reporters, launching the whoismcafee.com blog and hiring a coterie of assistants to help him out.

McAfee’s life had turned in recent years from cybersecurity to drugs, guns, prostitution and violence, explained Jeff Wise, a freelance reporter who broke the story of McAfee’s wild ride for Gizmodo.

“He will tell you he moved to Belize for the good life, for the country, to rescue the Belizean people from poverty,” Wise told FoxNews.com in mid November. In reality, McAfee became embroiled in bath salts and the quest for the ultimate high, he said.

Wise visited McAfee in the Western Caribbean nation twice, once in 2010 and again this past April. McAfee denies Wise’s characterization of him, writing on his blog that Wise has a grudge against him.

“My most heartfelt thank you goes to Impact Future Media and CartoonMonkey Studio,” McAfee said in a statement posted to Impact’s website. “Their dedication to the truth is very uncommon in the world Impact Future Media live in today. I am now, and will always be grateful to their organizations.”