Colton Harris-Moore to Hit the Big Screen
And we don't mean burgle someone's home theater. According to Deadline.com, 20th Century Fox has just bought Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw, a book proposal by Bob Friel, based on an article about Colton Harris-Moore that he wrote for our magazine.* No word yet on who the director will be, but David Gordon Green's Rough House Pictures–which he runs with Danny McBride, whom he directed in the stoner action flick Pineapple Express–will supposedly produce the project. The buzz about 20th Century Fox buying the film rights to the Harris-Moore story hasn't been verified yet, but if it turns out to be a real deal, then we could have another blockbuster on our hands.
*Friel touched base with us after this post was published and confirmed that Fox has made an offer, but no contract has been signed yet.