20th Century Fox and Rough House Pictures has scored the film rights to “Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw” reports Variety.
Based on a proposal by Bob Friel, the story centers on Colton Harris-Moore – a teenager 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 Burglar’, 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.
David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express”) is tipped to direct the feature.