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Somewhere between "The Sitter" and his soon to be shooting remake of "Suspiria," David Gordon Green dropped the movie he'd been developing about the Barefoot Bandit. Another filmmaker is now taking on the film and it's a choice that may surprise some. Robert Zemeckis is now attached to the movie, which bears a new and rather clunky title:"Taking Flight: The Hunt For A Young Outlaw" (so no, it's not a sequel to the director's upcoming Oscar bait "Flight"). The story concerns the real-life case of Colton Harris-Moore, a modern-day Robin Hood (of sorts), who escaped juvenile detention at the age of 18 and became quickly known for an audacious, rogue lifestyle living in the woods of Washington State. The offspring of an abusive father and alcoholic mother, he taught himself how to drive, captain and fly stolen cars, boats and planes as he continued to elude authorities and capture »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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