Everyone has a story to tell, and Colton Harris-Moore has signed a deal to tell his.

Harris-Moore, known as the Barefoot Bandit, has signed a $1.3 million contract with 20th Century Fox Studios. The movie studio will produce a major motion picture based on Harris-Moore’s life story.

A screen writer has been retained and a rough draft of the script has already been drafted. The working title for the film is “Taking Flight.”

While the movie could be a blockbuster hit, Harris-Moore won’t see a dime of his paycheck, because his payment will go to the victims of his many crimes. He’s requested that the first compensation check be sent to the owner of Vernes Restaurant on Orcas Island, from whom he stole $18,000.

Harris-Moore made headlines around the world after teaching himself how to fly and stealing four airplanes.

The first plane he stole was from a well-known Seattle radio host, Bob Rivers -- Harris-Moore crashed that plane near Yakima.

“At one time I was pretty devastated,” Rivers said. “The feeling of going up to a ravine and seeing my crashed airplane.”

“In a weird way, I felt like I had let my plane down by letting it be stolen and by letting it be crashed."

Harris-Moore was an unbelievable one-man crime wave. He stole boats and broke into businesses in eight states, Canada and the Bahamas.

He was dubbed the Barefoot Bandit after leaving giant, hand drawn footprints at the scene of some of the businesses he burglarized. Investigators also said he often committed his crimes while barefoot.

“The people whose businesses were threatened multiple times and terrorized and had to sleep in their businesses waiting to be invaded again -- you can't compensate for that, I think,” Rivers said.

One of Harris-Moore’s biggest targets was on Orcas Island, where he landed one of the planes he had stolen and is believed to have broken into at least five business – two of them were forced to close after he struck.

“Particularly, some of the smaller victims -- some people lost their livelihoods,” Rivers said.

“I hope that some of the people who lost their businesses and some of the people who lost their peace of mind could be compensated,” said Harris-Moore’s attorney, John Henry Browne. “I’m not sure if all that is possible.”

In a statement written by Harris-Moore and directed toward his victims, he explains the only reason he signed a movie deal is so that he can compensate his victims for all the damage he caused.

 “I am humbled to know I can now help the people I hurt, as least for the financial damage I caused them,” he 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.”

“If the victims are going to be compensated, it’s fantastic, it’s good for the victims,” Rivers said.

“In the end, do you want him to pay his debt to society? Of course you do,” he added. “Do you want him to be able to redeem himself? He was 17-years-old at the time my plane theft happened, so do you wish he could turn his life around? I think anyone with a heart would.”

Harris-Moore currently faces up to 10 years in prison.

Here is the statement from Harris-Moore that he wrote to the victims of his crimes: