Amanda Milius’ AMDC Films has acquired the film and TV rights to Mark Eglinton’s new book No Domain. The plan is to create a film and a companion TV documentary based on the book.
The book itself covers hours of interviews with John McAfee, the British-American computer programmer who was an anti-virus software pioneer and eventually two-time presidential candidate who unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party nomination in 2016 and 2020.
Way back in 1987 he wrote the first commercial anti-virus software and McAfee Associates was created to market the software. He resigned in 1994 and over the years became a vocal critic of the company’s anti-virus software, which he claimed was now bloatware.
He disavowed the company’s continued use of his name.
Eglinton interviewed McAfee in 2019 while McAfee was in hiding. They talked about his whole life including his LSD overdose, working on CIA dark programs, and evading various pursuers including a Mexican drug cartel.
In October 2020, McAfee was arrested in Spain over U.S. tax evasion charges with the US alleging that McAfee had failed to pay income taxes over a four-year period. Remember, the US is one of only two countries in the world where they expect you to pay taxes on your income even if you live and work overseas. You must file a federal tax return and pay income tax regardless of where your worldwide income was earned.
On 23 June 2021, he was found dead due to an apparent suicide by hanging in his prison cell near Barcelona shortly after his extradition to the U.S. was authorized by the Spanish National Court.
His death generated speculation and conspiracy theories about the possibility that he was murdered. McAfee’s wife, Janice McAfee, said she did not believe McAfee committed suicide, and that the suicide note was a forgery. McAfee was said to have told close associates that he was mentally fine, and suicide was not something he was considering. He even went as far as to warn that if something happened to him, it wouldn’t be his doing.
Amanda Milius is the daughter of Apocalypse Now writer, Conan the Barbarian and Red Dawn director John Milius. This movie will be a companion piece to her documentary The Plot Against the President which was based on a book of the same name. That story depicted the involvement of The Democratic National Committee in initiating and advancing the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.
The book No Domain will be released in January.