Good news, everyone! Following his decade-long foray into motion-capture and animated features, it looks like director Robert Zemeckis is coming back to live-action for the foreseeable future. The Back to the Future director’s first live-action film since 2000 opens this fall (the drama Flight starring Denzel Washington), and now he’s coming on to develop the feature film about the “Barefoot Bandit” as a potential directing vehicle.
18-year-old Colton Harris-Moore became a bit of a cult hero following his string of Robin Hood-like crimes, and 20th Century Fox has been working on a feature film iteration of his story for the past year. He stole and piloted planes and boats and taunted authorities who were on his trail, at one point leaving 39 chalk footprints and the word “c’ya!” at the scene of a crime. This cheeky attitude will undoubtedly make for one hell of a movie, and Zemeckis might just be the guy to bring it to the big screen. Hit the jump for more.