Variety is reporting that 20th Century Fox is buying the film rights to “Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw,” for Rough House Pictures to produce. The project is based on a proposal by Bob Friel.
The trade says the story “centers on Colton Harris-Moore — the teenager who’s stolen cars, boats and planes and taught himself how to fly in order to evade local police, Homeland Security and the FBI. He’s still at large and has a massive Facebook following.”
Harris-Moore, dubbed “The Barefoot Burglar,” is a suspect in more than 100 crimes, mostly felonies, in the Pacific Northwest since escaping from a juvenile facility in 2008.
The movie could possibly be a directing vehicle for Rough House principal David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express).