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Colton Harris-Moore

Hollywood studio pays off 'Barefoot Bandit's' restitution

A Hollywood studio has paid more than $1 million to settle the "Barefoot Bandit's" court-ordered restitution in exchange for the rights to his story.

The studio, 20th Century Fox, wrote a check to the U.S. Marshal's office earlier this month. It was the final payment toward Colton Harris-Moore's restitution, The Seattle Times reported ( ).

The "Barefoot Bandit's" life on the run is now headed toward the big screen. The money mostly paid for three small airplanes he stole and crash landed and a boat he hijacked in the Bahamas while evading capture.

Harris-Moore was sentenced to 6 ½ years in federal prison in 2012 for the...