King Of The Jungle – TBD (Pre-Production)
King of the Jungle is based on the real-life of John McAfee, the creator of McAfee Antivirus software. It’s about how he cashed out his fortune, left civilization, and then moved to a jungle in Belize. Originally, Michael Keaton was supposed to play McAfee and Seth Rogen was supposed to play Wired magazine journalist Ari Furman.
However, both Rogen and Keaton have left the project. In November 2019, Zac Efron was announced as Rogen’s replacement. As of March 2021, no one has been announced in the role of John McAfee. King of the Jungle follows McAfree’s compound full of sex, guns, and mayhem, and shows how Furman gets drawn into that lifestyle. Originally, production on King of the Jungle was set to begin in early 2020, but as of March 2021, production has yet to begin on King of the Jungle. With Efron’s busy schedule, I wouldn’t expect this film’s release until late-2022 or early 2023. The movie also needs to find a co-lead, so that could push production even further back for King of the Jungle.