Netflix’s new documentary depicts the antivirus founder turned fugitive John McAfee and his life on the run after turning into a suspect within the 2012 homicide of his neighbor in Belize (via Deadline). McAfee requested a movie crew to doc his expertise as he evaded the authorities — and the Mexican cartel, apparently.
The documentary, referred to as Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee, has video journalists thrown into the whirlwind that’s McAfee’s life. With weapons, medicine, and alcohol in tow, the group traverses via Belize and Guatemala and one way or the other winds up on a ship headed to the Bahamas.
To say McAfee had an attention-grabbing historical past can be an understatement. After making a reputation for himself because the creator of the McAfee antivirus software program firm — which Intel acquired in 2021 — issues began to go downhill when police in Belize pegged him as an individual of curiosity within the homicide of his neighbor, Gregory Faull. From then on, McAfee’s actions simply bought more odd: he got into crypto; attempted to run for president; and even developed a “hack-proof” phone. In 2020, he was arrested in Spain for tax evasion and was later found dead in his prison cell earlier than he was extradited to the US. His demise was dominated a suicide.
Working with the Satan will arrive on Netflix on August twenty fourth. It’s produced by the British studio Curious Movies, whose co-founder, Dov Freedman, advised Deadline that the movie has been “10 years within the making.” This isn’t the primary time John McAfee turned the topic of a documentary; in 2016, Showtime produced Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee.