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Zemeckis Takes Over Barefoot Bandit Tale

By Garth Franklin Tuesday August 7th 2012 07:53AM

Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis has hopped onto the crime drama "Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw" at Fox which he's developing as a potential directing vehicle says The Hollywood Reporter.

The true story centers on 18-year-old Colton Harris-Moore, who became a cult hero known as the 'Barefoot Bandit' for a string of crimes that baffled local police, Homeland Security and the FBI. He's been called a "modern-day Robin Hood".

Dustin Lance Black ("Milk") is penning a new draft of the script which Zemeckis is waiting for.

David Gordon Green was previously attached to direct but is instead occupied with the remake of Argento's horror classic "Suspiria" which begins shooting next month.

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