Dustin Lance Black will pen the script for the film adaptation of Bob Friel’s “Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw” setup at 20th Century Fox and Rough House Pictures reports Variety.
The story centers on Colton Harris-Moore – a 19-year-old from the Pacific Northwest who escaped juvenile custody in 2008 and is now a suspect in more than 100 crimes, mostly felonies.
Dubbed ‘The Barefoot Bandit’, Harris-Moore apparently taught himself how to fly aircraft in order to evade local police, the FBI and Homeland Security. His alleged crimes have generally consisted of stealing cars, boats and planes. He was arrested July 11th in the Bahamas as he attempted to flee on a boat.
David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express”) is in final talks to direct.