Colton Harris-Moore, the movie?

Colton Harris-Moore, the movie?
Colton Harris-Moore is seen in a July 2008 photo recovered from a stolen digital camera memory card.
The "Barefoot Bandit" may be coming to the big screen.

Variety reports that Fox has secured the rights to "Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw," which is based on a book proposal by Bob Friel.

Friel profiled Colton Harris-Moore in the January edition of adventure magazine Outside.

Harris-Moore has long been a thorn in the side of police, taunting investigators with his brazen crimes.

Each time police have gotten close, Harris-Moore has managed to disappear into the woods without a trace.

Last month he again gave police the slip after an intense overnight manhunt involving dozens of federal and local police officers.

He has garnered considerable media attention and was nicknamed the "Barefoot Bandit" after allegedly committing some break-ins without wearing shoes.

Since he escaped from a halfway house in April 2008, Harris-Moore has been sought in scores of break-ins around Western Washington and is suspected of stealing four small planes and crashing each one.

Police suspect he's also stolen boats and luxury cars, and broken into dozens of homes and businesses, including several on Orcas Island. His total haul may top $1.5 million, officials say.

It's believed Harris-Moore may have returned to Orcas Island on Feb. 10, when a stolen plane landed on the island after dark and a local grocery store was broken into and burglarized.

His exploits have captured the attention of many national media outlets, and a Facebook fan page for the teen burglar has attracted thousands of fans. A local business even started selling T-shirts with the teen's likeness.