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Fox Grabs The Rights to Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw

By Evan Jacobs — April 12th, 2010

According to Variety, Fox has purchased the feature rights to Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw. Rough House Pictures will produce.

The story follows Colton Harris-Moore, he is a teenager that has stolen cars, boats and planes and also taught himself how to fly in order to evade local police, Homeland Security and the FBI. He's presently at large and also has a massive Facebook following.

The film is based on a book proposal from Bob Friel. He profiled Harris-Moore in the January edition of the magazine Outside.

Harris-Moore is suspected in having committed more than 100 crimes, mostly felonies, in the Pacific Northwest since escaping from a juvenile detention center in 2008. Harris-Moore has been dubbed "The Barefoot Burglar" after he was seen running barefoot from the scene of a crime.

David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) might direct.

Rough House Pictures is run by Danny McBride, Green, Jody Hill and Matt Reilly.