Screen Junkies » The Barefoot Bandit http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:54:36 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Barefoot Bandit Is Going To Make More Money Than You http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/barefoot-bandit-is-going-to-make-more-money-than-you/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/barefoot-bandit-is-going-to-make-more-money-than-you/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:18:40 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224302 Perhaps he can now afford shoes.

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Colton Harris-Moore is ready to give back. The Barefoot Bandit was captured in July of 2010 after a two year crime spree when police in the Bahamas shot out the engine of a stolen boat which he was using to allude capture. I love this kid. And so does Hollywood. Colton-Moore has signed a movie deal with 20th Century Fox for $1.3 million that he will use to repay his victims.

“I did things that were not only a violation of law, but also of trust,” Harris-Moore said a written statement released by his attorneys. “I can’t undo what I did. I can only try to make things better.”

He said he wanted the statement to be read by the people of Camano Island and the San Juan Islands, “where I was born and raised.”

He said he would only sign if his victims would be repaid.

I am humbled to know I can now help the people I hurt, at least for the financial damage I caused them,” Harris-Moore wrote. “I have absolutely zero interest in profiting from any of this and I won’t make a dime off it. It all goes to restitution. That’s what I insisted on from the beginning and the contract I signed guarantees it.”

Colton-Moore is currently working on a script about his incredibly metal story with Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. As his lawyer comments, “Nobody knows the nitty-gritty of Colton’s story.” I look forward to learning all of the details. Now go put on some shoes, hippy. (THR)

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David Gordon Green’s ‘Barefoot Bandit’ Now Has A Third Act http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-gordon-greens-barefoot-bandit-now-has-a-third-act/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-gordon-greens-barefoot-bandit-now-has-a-third-act/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 When David Gordon Green picked up the rights to Taking Flight: The Hunt For A Young Outlaw, it was uncertain how the story would end. As of today, we have that resolution. After a three year manhunt, Colton Harris-Moore was finally captured by police in the Bahamas after stealing a plane, crashing it, leading authorites on a high-speed boat chase, before engaging them in a shoot out. How metal is this kid? I wouldn't be surprised if he somehow escaped by switching faces with a federal agent.No word yet on who will play Harris-Moore aka The Barefoot Bandit aka The Shoeless Asshole in Green's adaptation, but we'll keep you posted when Danny McBride, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari, James Franco, Will Ferrell, and Nicolas Cage inevitably join the cast. (AFP)

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When David Gordon Green picked up the rights to Taking Flight: The Hunt For A Young Outlaw, it was uncertain how the story would end. As of today, we have that resolution. After a three year manhunt, Colton Harris-Moore was finally captured by police in the Bahamas after stealing a plane, crashing it, leading authorites on a high-speed boat chase, before engaging them in a shoot out. How metal is this kid? I wouldn’t be surprised if he somehow escaped by switching faces with a federal agent.

No word yet on who will play Harris-Moore aka The Barefoot Bandit aka The Shoeless Asshole in Green’s adaptation, but we’ll keep you posted when Danny McBride, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari, James Franco, Will Ferrell, and Nicolas Cage inevitably join the cast. (AFP)

 

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David Gordon Green to Make Biopic About ‘The Barefoot Bandit’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-gordon-green-to-make-biopic-about-the-barefoot-bandit/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-gordon-green-to-make-biopic-about-the-barefoot-bandit/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 You may or may not know the story of Colton Harris-Moore, the teenaged burglar who has remained at large for the last two years, having stolen (and crashed) several vehicles, boats, and aircrafts in that time. He was once witnessed fleeing a burgled home in western Washington State with no shoes, leading to the nickname "the Barefoot Bandit." He's also known as "the Teen Houdini," "the Boy Who Could Fly," and "the Shoeless Asshole." (That last one was coined by me.)Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw is a book proposal about Harris-Moore's insane legend to which David Gordon Green and his Rough House Pictures brosefs Danny McBride and Jody Hill now own the film rights. And understandably so. Pooping outdoors. Eating garbage. Stealing pies from window sills. Constantly on the run from Ranger Smith. This kid is living the life!! (Variety)

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You may or may not know the story of Colton Harris-Moore, the teenaged burglar who has remained at large for the last two years, having stolen (and crashed) several vehicles, boats, and aircrafts in that time. He was once witnessed fleeing a burgled home in western Washington State with no shoes, leading to the nickname "the Barefoot Bandit." He’s also known as "the Teen Houdini," "the Boy Who Could Fly," and "the Shoeless Asshole." (That last one was coined by me.)

Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw is a book proposal about Harris-Moore’s insane legend to which David Gordon Green and his Rough House Pictures brosefs Danny McBride and Jody Hill now own the film rights. And understandably so. Pooping outdoors. Eating garbage. Stealing pies from window sills. Constantly on the run from Ranger Smith. This kid is living the life!! (Variety)

 

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